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Lionel Messi received the Ballon d’Or for the 8th presen in his occupation at a star-studded rite in Paris on Monday. Messi, 36, succeeds Karim Benzema as winner of the prize, awarded for his performances latter season, when he impressed Argentina to glory on the International Cup. It was once his shows in Qatar, when Messi dragged his nation to a victory that topped his important occupation, that allowed Messi to peer off stiff festival from Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland specifically. Haaland got here 2d within the ultimate balloting, with Mbappe 3rd and Kevin De Bruyne in fourth playground.
Former Barcelona celebrity Messi scored seven occasions on the International Cup and was once named the match’s best possible participant upcoming Argentina beat France on consequences within the ultimate in Doha.
LIONEL MESSI IS THE 2023 MEN’S BALLON D’OR!
— Ballon d’Or #ballondor (@ballondor) October 30, 2023
But Messi, who received his first Ballon d’Or in 2009, additionally had an underwhelming ultimate season at Paris Saint-Germain, earlier than resignation to play games for Inter Miami in Primary League Football.
His impaired PSG teammate Mbappe made his case together with his important performances on the International Cup, which he completed because the lead scorer on 8 targets upcoming netting a hat-trick within the ultimate for France.
Norway striker Haaland scored an implausible 52 targets in 53 video games for Manchester Town as Pep Guardiola’s facet received the treble of English Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.
He and De Bruyne have been amongst contributors of that Town workforce who have been nominated.
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