Lionel Messi was recently named the Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2022. The greatest football player of all time beat out Kylian Mbappe, finally taking home the only trophy that he had not previously won. That’s quite a way to end his World Cup appearance! In case you missed it, the star has said the World Cup 2022 would see him performing for the Argentina national team for the last time.
Lionel Messi – the GOAT
Often referred to as the GOAT (greatest player of all time), Lionel Messi won the Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2022 award via vote. Fans, national team captains, renowned journalists, and national team managers participated in the voting, with each category accounting for 25% of the total vote. That is how the final result was made, so it’d be diverse and accurate.
Not surprisingly, the Argentinian superstar won the voting with a comprehensive edge over the No. 2. With his national team alone, Messi has scored the most goals in La Liga, the most hat-tricks in the UEFA Champions League and La Liga. He also holds the records for most assists in Copa America and La Liga. A truly creative player and an adept goalscorer, Messi will indeed be remembered as one of the greatest players of all time.
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar
The 2022 World Cup in Qatar saw the Argentinian national team win the World Cup trophy for the first time since 1986. He scored the most goals at the event, including two goals in the final match against the then-world champion France, thus winning the Golden Ball.
ESPN data shows he scored a whopping 16 goals in 22 games, showing just what a talented player he really is. And now, the superstar received another much-deserved trophy by becoming the Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2022.
Upon accepting the award, Lionel Messi shared how excited he was to be presented with this incredible honor. He finally achieved all his career dreams and has shared how thankful he feels to be lucky enough to make it all the way.
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The Most Intense Moment In WNBA for 2020
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