Lionel Messi Wins His 8th Ballon d’OrIn a historic moment for football, Lionel Messi has been awarded the Ballon d’Or for the record eighth time. This incredible achievement comes on the back of Messi’s triumph in the 2022 World Cup with the Argentine national team. The Ballon d’Or is a testament to his remarkable talent and dedication to the sport.Messi’s performance in the World Cup was truly exceptional, and here are some notable achievements that highlight his extraordinary contribution to Argentina’s victory:
- He was awarded the Golden Ball as the tournament’s Most Valuable Player (MVP).
- Messi became the first player in the history of the World Cup to score in the group stage, last 16, quarter-finals, semi-finals, and the final, showcasing his consistency and excellence in crucial matches.
- He led the tournament in various statistical categories, including shots taken (32), shots on target (18), chances created from open play (17), and fouls won (22).
- Over the course of seven matches in Qatar, Messi scored seven goals and provided three assists, making him one of only six players with at least 10 goal involvements in a single World Cup since assists were first tracked.