Leo Messi Wins Eighth Golden Ball
The details were met and football superstar Leo Messi proudly received his eighth Golden Ball at the prestigious gala held in Paris. The Argentine icon, who had previously won this award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, and 2021, had recently become a world champion in Qatar. He was named the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the final, won the World Cup Golden Ball, and received the Silver Boot for scoring seven goals and providing three assists. Messi’s achievements with PSG were also remarkable, as he helped the team secure the Ligue 1 championship with 16 goals and 16 assists, contributing to a total of 21 goals and 20 assists throughout the season.
A Glorious Career and Historic Milestones
Leo Messi’s professional career, as meticulously documented by @MessiStats, boasts an impressive record of 821 goals, including 108 penalties and 65 free kicks, across his stints at Barcelona, PSG, Inter Miami, and the Argentine national team. These extraordinary goal-scoring feats have earned him a staggering total of 45 titles. While Messi believes that goals should be valued for their significance, such as those scored in World Cup matches, he holds a special place in his heart for a particular goal that pays homage to his time at Barcelona.
A Memorable Goal Against Barcelona’s Arch-Rivals
During an interview with the official account of France Football on the Ballon d’Or, Messi revealed that one of his favorite goals was scored during a match against Barcelona