Lionel Messi, 13 days to his eighth Ballon d’Or: results leaked, it will be an unprecedented event | Sports | Soccer-International

The world of football is about to witness a milestone in the history of football. Golden Ball, a prestigious individual award presented by the French magazine France Football. With 13 days left for the 67th edition of the award ceremony, the names of the winners have already been leaked. According to the newspaper gameAidana Bonmetti (FC Barcelona), in the women’s section, will win the iconic Golden Globe at the ceremony at the Chatelet Theater in Paris on October 30, and Lionel Messi (Inter Miami) is masculine.

Lionel Messi’s numbers are astounding the world. If he wins the award, he will be the only footballer in history to win it eight times, a practically unbreakable record. The closest player to him Cristiano RonaldoWith five Ballon d’Ors in his showcase.

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Messi’s collective achievements in the season under review include a Ligue 1 win with Paris Saint-Germain, a League Cup with his new team Inter Miami, and, above all, the World Cup in Qatar after a brilliant win. Performance at the 2022 World Cup.

During this tournament that brings together the best players in the world, the Argentinian was crowned as the best player of the tournament, but he is the second highest scorer with 7 goals, beaten only by Kylian Mbappe and the leader. In assists, 3 assists on goal.

With this potential eighth Ballon d’Or, Lionel Messi will make it clear once again that, at 36, he continues to be the best footballer in the world. Argentina has already won the award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019 and 2021. In addition, on other occasions he has placed second in the classification (2008, 2013, 2014, 20176 and once) and third (2007).

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Lionel Messi and an unprecedented case

If the leaks are confirmed, it will be the first time the Ballon d’Or has been awarded to a footballer who did not compete in any of Europe’s elite leagues. Although Messi started his career at Paris Saint-Germain, he has been playing for American football club Inter Miami since July.

The Ballon d’Or is usually awarded at the end of the calendar year, in December. However, on this occasion, the date of the ceremony was changed due to the unusual date of the 2022 World Cup. The last winner of the Ballon d’Or was Karim Benzema, who received it on October 21, 2022.

Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or seven times in his career. (Photo: Getty)

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