Messi Triumphs Over Haaland, Mbappe, and Osimhen to Secure His 8th Ballon d’Or

Lionel Messi has been crowned winner of the 2023 Ballon D’ Or award in France.

The 36-year old beat Erling Haaland, Keylian Mbappe and Nigeria’s forward Victor Osimhen who came 8th in the rankings to winning the prestigious award for the 8th time holding the record of the only player to have the highest number of the award.

The 2022 World Cup winner with Argentina however congratulated his counterparts and wished them better luck in coming years.

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He said: “Haaland and Mbappé will win the Ballon d’Or one day.

“Erling deserved it very much too, he has won Premier League, Champions League while being the top scorer of everything. This award could have been yours today too…

“I’m sure in the next years you will win it”.

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