Ballon d’Or awards ceremony: Lionel Messi dedicates 8th Ballon d’Or to Diego Maradona

Recently the news has come on the internet that Lionel Messi won his eighth Ballon d’Or on 30 October. Produced at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris, Messi appeared victorious over other football stars like Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland. Making the moment poignant, he celebrated Argentina’s late football legend Diego Maradona, who would have turned 63 on the same day. It was David Beckham, co-owner of Inter Miami, who delivered Messi with the Ballon d’Or. Since the news has come on the internet and has gone viral on social media platforms. Here we have more information about the news and we will share it with you in this article.

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“Happy birthday, Diego. This is for you too,” AFP cited him as stating “This is a gift to the entire Argentina team for what we achieved.” Messi, after succeeding in the World Cup for Argentina in 2022, wished winners again. It had been Maradona who guided Argentina to a historic win in the 1986 World Cup. Messi stated “I would have connected Diego to give me the cup, or at least to see all this, to see Argentina as world champions, with everything he wanted and how he adored the national team. I think from above, he – like a lot of people who love me- were strong”. Scroll down to the next page for more information about the news.

Other contenders for Ballon d’Or

Messi encountered severe contests, notably from Norwegian Striker Erling Haaland and France’s Kylian Mbappe. Haaland, with Manchester City, scored 52 goals in 53 matches. But, he had to be content with second position in the Ballon d’Or race. Mbappe got the third position and had his impressive achievements to show for it. You are on the right page for more information about the news, so please read the complete article.

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As far as we know, With eight goals, there of which came in the championship game versus Argentina, the French football player ended as the tournament’s top scorer in 2022. Even though each of these personal performances was remarkable, Messi’s overall talent as a player and a leader was far greater than the sum of them. Lionel Messi is an Argentine professional football player who plays as a forward for captains both Major League Soccer clubs in Miami. Here we have shared all the information that we had if we get any information then we will update you soon. Stay tuned to us for more updates.

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