Tuesday, December 26, 2023 03:00 am
Argentina legend Lionel Messi grabbed the lion's share of international media attention during the 2023 football harvest when he won the Ballon d'Or for the eighth time, world football's most prestigious individual award, which is presented annually. Magazine “France Football”.
He reaped Lionel Messi His eighth career Ballon d'Or moves him from first place with most wins, three titles ahead of his traditional rival Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won five titles and is not on the list. Thirty candidates in the 2023 edition..
The Argentina star was crowned with the Ballon d'Or after succeeding in leading his country to win the World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022. If your name is mentioned, Lionel Messi will always be a candidate to win the award for the best player in the world. So what if the tango national team fails to win the World Cup with the competition for the prestigious title? Since 1986?.
Messi made his mark at the last World Cup by scoring seven goals, including a brace, three assists and a World Cup Player of the Year award in the final against France, along with a French League title with Paris Saint-Germain.
The Argentinian was a candidate for the Player of the Year award, despite his departure to Inter Miami, benefiting from a recent amendment to its award, which now depends on the player's performance over the past season, not the entire calendar year..
Messi surpasses Hollande and Mbappe
Messi's World Cup crown was the best of his illustrious career, beating his rivals Norway star Erling Holland, Manchester City's Frenchman Kylian Mbappe, World Cup runners-up Qatar and his top scorer Paris Saint-Germain. -Jermaine Star, who was second in the voting for the award..
Messi is awarded the most Ballon d'Or
Lionel Messi tops the list of players who have won the Ballon d'Or award for the most times in history with 8 titles and achievements in his football career in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021. and 2023.
The following is a list of the most successful Ballon d'Or winners in its history:
1- Lionel Messi – 8 times
2- Cristiano Ronaldo – 5 times
3-Platinum – 3 times
4-Van Boston- 3 times
5-Beckenbauer – twice
6- Brazil's Ronaldo – twice
7-D Stefano – twice
8-Keegan – Twice
Most Awarded Ballon d'Or List
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