Lionel Messi the G.O.A.T created history, won the Ballon D’Or for the 8th time and made an incredible record.

Lionel Messi: Lionel Messi the goat won the Ballon d’Or award for the record 8th time and created another record. With his brilliant performance and wisdom, he led Argentina to the FIFA World Cup 2022 title and scored 7 goals in the tournament and made Argentina the world champion.

Lionel Messi made Argentina win the FIFA World Cup 2022 title with his brilliant performance under his captaincy. Argentina won the FIFA World Cup after 36 years. Messi performed brilliantly throughout the tournament and scored goals for the team at important moments.

 Lionel Messi the goat won the Ballon d'Or award

He scored a total of 7 goals in the FIFA World Cup 2022. For this reason he was honored with the ‘Golden Ball’ award. As soon as he won the World Cup, he included his name in the list of legendary players. He fulfilled Diego Maradona’s last wish (World Cup) and emerged as the greatest footballer for Argentina. Now Messi has created history by winning the Ballon d’Or Award. He truly proved why he is called GOAT.

Lionel Messi becomes the first player to win the Ballon d’Or award for the 8th time

Argentina’s star football player Lionel Messi broke the Ballon d’Or record for the 8th time by defeating legends like Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe. In this way he became the player to win the most Ballon d’Or Awards. He also became the first player to win the Ballon d’Or four consecutive times.Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019 and 2021. He had a memorable season as he led Argentina to their third FIFA World Cup title in Qatar. He then won the Ligue 1 championship with Paris Saint-Germain and now the League Cup in Major League Soccer with his new club Inter Miami. Messi played 55 matches this season and scored 32 goals.

 Lionel Messi broke the Ballon d'Or record for the 8th time

Erling Haaland finished second after an outstanding season that took Manchester City to victory in the treble.

On the other hand, Kylian Mbappe finished third after the French star took his team to the final of the 2022 World Cup.

Messi got emotional after winning the award and said:

After winning his 8th Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi said I was lucky to have lived here for so many years. I would especially like to mention everyone who is happy that Argentina is the world champion. I would also like to thank all my family, my wife and my children, who supported me in my bad moments and helped me realize my football dreams. This wouldn’t be possible without you. I played for the best team in the world. I had a very bad time with Argentina. But I never gave up. Messi also praised Haaland and Mbappe, who finished second and third in the title race.

LIONEL MESSI : Ballon d'Or Award the most number of times

Players who have won the Ballon d’Or Award the most number of times:

  • 8 timesLionel Messi, Argentina (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021, 2023)
  • 5 timesCristiano Ronaldo, Portugal (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017)
  • 3 times Michel Platini, France (1983, 1984, 1985)
  • 3 times Johan Cruyff, Netherlands (1971, 1973, 1974)
  • 3 times Marco van Basten, Netherlands (1988, 1989, 1992)

The award ceremony is organized by France Football to reward the best football player in the world last season.

The Argentinian legend currently plays for the USA in Inter Miami. He played a crucial role in Argentina’s first World Cup victory in 36 years by beating reigning champions France in 2022.
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Inter Miami co-owner David Beckham presented his award to Messi at the Theater du Chatelet in Paris. “It’s very special to say he’s a Miami player and he’s in our city. He’s going to celebrate with his teammates and family.”
“We will do our best to celebrate this in Miami. I’m sure we can have a good party,” Beckham said, as quoted by the Indian Express.

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