Lionel Messi surpassed Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe to win the dramatic FIFA The Best male player of the year award. Messi and Haaland have the same 48 points, while third-placed Kylian Mbappe has 35 points.
The votes come from the national team captain, coach, media committee and voting fans. According to Regulations from Article 12 of FIFA, when the score is tied, whoever gets more votes from the national team captain will win. Because Messi won more votes from national team captains, he beat Haaland to win FIFA The Best 2023.Thus, Messi has “successfully defended” the title of The Best he won last year. Messi also won FIFA’s best male player award in 2019. He also won FIFA’s biggest award 5 times before (including the award by FIFA in conjunction with France Football) in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. Thus, this is Messi’s 8th FIFA individual award. If counted alone, this is the third time in his career that Messi has won FIFA The Best.
Messi’s achievementsLionel Messi has won everything in his illustrious career with many titles, he is considered the greatest player in football history. Lionel Messi was named FIFA’s best player of the year after leading Argentina to win the 2022 World Cup, and he also won the Ligue 1 championship with PSG.
The 36-year-old Argentine superstar’s two-year spell at PSG ended last July, when the all-time top scorer in Europe’s top five leagues crossed the Atlantic to begin his the latest in his career with Inter Miami in the US.
Helping PSG win Ligue 1 for the second time in a row during his time in France, Messi had more assists than any other player during the season and he was subsequently named in the Team of the Season. of Ligue 1.
Having just lifted the World Cup championship in Qatar, Argentina quickly returned to the path of winning the right to participate in the 2026 FIFA World Cup, when the qualifying campaign in the South American region (CONMEBOL) began in September. 2023. Previously, Messi scored the 100th goal of his international career in Argentina’s 7-0 friendly win over Curacao last March, becoming the third male player to achieve this important milestone. after Iran’s Ali Daei and Portuguese icon Cristiano Ronaldo.After leaving PSG in the summer, Messi made an immediate impact in his debut for new team Inter Miami. When Messi’s Inter Miami debut was in stoppage time and the score was 1-1, Messi took a direct free kick from 25 meters away and sent the ball over the beautiful wall to seal a 2-1 victory. against Mexican team Cruz Azul in the Leagues Cup.
What do they say about Messi?Argentina head coach Lionel Scaloni shared: “If I told you what Lionel Messi does in practice, you wouldn’t believe me. He’s crazy. I told Leo that as long as he’s happy on the field, He should continue to play football, as long as he can. Messi has shown us that there are no limits in football, and that is wonderful.”
David Beckham, co-owner of Inter Miami Club said: “One of the reasons we bought Lionel Messi is to inspire the next generation of soccer players in America who want to become soccer players. Bringing him here was important for us. Someone like that will change the game, someone who likes that, inspires another generation of footballers.”