Lionel Messi (36, Inter Miami) wins his 8th Ballon d’Or. The official announcement will be on October 30th local time.
Mateo Moreno, a famous Spanish journalist, announced on the 22nd (Korean time), “Now Messi has become GOAT (the Greatest Of All Time). It is confirmed that Messi will win his 8th Ballon d’Or.”
Messi grew up in Barcelona’s youth ranks and rose to become one of the best players of all time. He scored over 600 goals for Barcelona alone and became iconic with his number 10 shirt. He was disillusioned with the careless and philosophyless management of the team during the time of President Josep Bartomeu and tried to leave Barcelona, but he soon came to his senses and decided to sign a new contract.
A verbal agreement was made when President Laporta took office, but he failed to sign the contract. Primera Liga was unable to meet the salary cap due to the overlap of the money paid during Bartomeu’s time as president and the new coronavirus pandemic. In the end, Messi wore the Paris Saint-Germain uniform as a free agent.
Paris Saint-Germain signed a 2+1 year contract with Messi. Previously, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were part of the ‘Space Defense’ squad. Although it was a self-proclaimed UEFA Champions League winning squad, it did not win the big year it had longed for.
Paris Saint-Germain wanted to renew Messi’s contract. An attempt was made to activate the one-year extension option after this season, but Messi’s response was lukewarm. After winning the Qatar World Cup with the Argentina national team, the atmosphere was good for a while, but negotiations for an extension contract were sluggish. In the second half of the year, I was absent for a while as a public relations ambassador for Saudi Arabia, but I had to cross a river that I could not cross due to the severe punishment of suspension. Paris fans also criticized Messi for his visit to Saudi Arabia after the team’s defeat.
Messi bid farewell to Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent. Upon leaving Paris, he said his official farewell, saying “I am grateful to the Parisians for the past two seasons. I wish them all the best for the future.”
Afterwards, he decided on a new destination. It was the first time in his professional career that he played outside Europe. Inter Miami hinted at signing Messi through official channels, and the MLS Secretariat said, “Messi has announced his intention to join Inter Miami this summer. We are very happy. There is still work to be done before an official agreement is reached, but the greatest soccer player in history. “We welcome one of them to MLS,” he announced.
Messi bid farewell to Europe, saying, “I really wanted to return to Barcelona and was excited to be able to go back. But I heard that the club would have to release players or lower their salaries, and I didn’t want to go through that again, and I didn’t want to be responsible for everything.” announced.
Barcelona said: “On Monday I met with Jorge Messi, Messi’s agent and father. I was informed of his desire to come to Barcelona, but he told us of his decision to join Inter Miami. Laporta said Messi would be away from the pressure and spotlight he has been under recently and that he would be in a league where he is in low demand. “I understand and respect his desire to compete in the team. Messi has been loved by Barcelona fans and will continue to be so. Good luck,” he explained.
In the US Major League Soccer (MLS), only ‘happy soccer’ was played. Messi said: “It was difficult at Paris Saint-Germain, but not at Inter Miami. I feel good that there are still games left to continue my happiness. I am where I want to be and it has been much easier because I have made my own decisions. I have achieved all the goals I wanted during my career. “Now I’m running toward a new goal at Inter Miami,” he said with a smile.
‘French Football’, the organizer of the Ballon d’Or, announced the Ballon d’Or candidates through its official page. Candidates for the Copa Trophy (U-21), Yashin Trophy (goalkeeper), Ballon d’Or women’s category, and Ballon d’Or men’s category were announced in that order.
Ballon d’Or was founded by ‘French Football’. It has been held since 1956 and is the most prestigious award in the soccer world. For a while, it was limited to European players, but since 2007, it has been changed to include players from all over the world, regardless of nationality and club affiliation.
There were also changes in the selected press corps. The voting rights were given to reporters from the first 16 countries (European judging panel) who had experience advancing to the FIFA World Cup finals. It is known that last year’s Ballon d’Or was evaluated by 170 people. There has been a change in timing since last year, and it was changed to a seasonal evaluation instead of the existing January to December standard.
There is a high possibility of competing with Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe, but the focus is on Messi. Messi was the winner of the FIFA Qatar World Cup last year. As captain of the Argentina national team, he led the team to victory with a great performance, scoring 7 goals. He rose to the ranks of the best of all time by filling in the puzzle that was missing from Messi, who achieved everything.
After winning his first Ballon d’Or in 2009, Messi won the award for four consecutive years until 2012. He then maintained his top position from 2015, 2019, and 2021, winning seven Ballon d’Or trophies. If I win this award, it will be my 8th overall.토스카지노 도메인
This is an unprecedented record. If he wins the Ballon d’Or this year, he will become the first non-European team to win the ballon d’or.
Coach Pep Guardiola also has no disagreement. In a recent interview, he laughed and said, “The Ballon d’Or should be divided into two categories: one for Messi and the other players.” “Halland should win the Ballon d’Or. We won the treble and scored 50 goals, but Messi won the World Cup,” he said.