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Messi to be Awarded His 8th Ballon d’Or

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The former Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain star, Lionel Messi is expected to lift his eighth Ballon d’Or later this month after the winners for both the male and female awards for 2023 were disclosed.

This comes after Messi achieved glory with Argentina after leading them to World Cup triumph in Qatar last year.

According to Spanish media outlet Sport, Messi will be awarded his 8th Ballon d’Or ahead of Manchester City’s Erling Haaland, who helped his club to a treble, and Kylian Mbappe who was the World Cup’s Golden Boot winner.

Mbappe guided France to the final in Qatar, where he scored a hat-trick against Argentina, only to lose the trophy on penalties.

Written by: Helen Obih

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