Lionel Messi (36, Inter Miami) will win his eighth Ballon d’Or. The official announcement will be made on October 30th.
On October 22 (KST), renowned Spanish journalist Matteo Moreno said, “Messi is now the GOAT (the Greatest Of All Time). Messi is set to win his eighth Ballon d’Or.”
Messi rose through the ranks of Barcelona’s youth ranks to become one of the greatest of all time. He scored over 600 goals for Barcelona and became an icon with the number 10 shirt.
Disillusioned with what he perceived to be a lax and philosophy-less management of the team under president Josep Bartomeu, Messi tried to leave the club, but was soon convinced to sign a new contract.
Laporta’s arrival led to a verbal agreement, but the contract was never signed.
The money paid under Bartomeu and the coronavirus pandemic meant that the Primera Liga did not meet the salary cap. Messi eventually joined Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent.
Paris Saint-Germain signed Messi to a 2+1 year contract.
Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were already part of the “Space Guard” squad. It was a self-proclaimed UEFA Champions League winner, but it didn’t have the big names it was looking for.
Paris Saint-Germain wanted to re-sign Messi and triggered his option for a one-year extension after this season, but he was unimpressed.
After winning the World Cup in Qatar with Argentina, there was a brief period of high spirits, but negotiations for an extension stalled.
In the second half of the season, Messi was away as an ambassador for Saudi Arabia and crossed a river that he was not allowed to cross due to his suspension.
Paris fans also criticized Messi for traveling to Saudi Arabia after the team’s loss.
Messi parted ways with Paris Saint-Germain as a free agent.
Upon leaving Paris, he said, “I want to thank the people of Paris for the last two seasons.
I wish them all the best for the future,” he said in his official farewell.
He has since decided on a new destination.
For the first time in his professional career, Messi will play outside of Europe.
Inter Miami hinted at the signing of Messi through official channels, with the MLS office tweeting, “Messi has made it known that he is interested in joining Inter Miami this summer.
We are very pleased.
While there are some final details to be finalized before a formal agreement is reached, we welcome one of the greatest soccer players of all time to MLS.”
“I really wanted to return to Barcelona, and I was excited about the prospect of returning,” Messi said.
But I heard that the club had to release players or lower their salaries, and I didn’t want to go through that again, I didn’t want to be responsible for everything,” he said, signaling his farewell to Europe.
Barcelona said, “We met with Messi’s agent and father, Jorge Messi, on Monday.
We were informed of his desire to come to Barcelona, but he informed us of his decision to join Inter Miami.
Laporta said he understood and respected Messi’s desire to get away from the pressure and spotlight he has been under recently and compete in a less demanding league.
Messi has been and will continue to be a favorite of the Barcelona fans. We wish him the best of luck.”
In the U.S. Major League Soccer (MLS), he was playing “happy soccer.
“It was hard at Paris Saint-Germain,” Messi said, “but not at Inter Miami.
I feel good knowing that I have a few games left to continue my happiness.
I’m where I want to be and I made the decision, so it’s much easier.
I’ve achieved all the goals I wanted in my career.
Now I’m moving on to new goals at Inter Miami,” he smiled.
The Ballon d’Or organizers, France Football, announced the nominees on their official page.
The nominees for the Copa Trophy (U-21), the Yashin Trophy (Goalkeeper), the Ballon d’Or Women, and the Ballon d’Or Men were announced in order. 먹튀검증
The Ballon d’Or was created by France Football.
It’s been around since 1956 and is the most prestigious award in soccer.
For a while, it was limited to European players, but in 2007, it became open to players from all over the world, regardless of nationality or club.
The selection panel also changed.
For the first time, journalists from 16 countries (the European jury) who have qualified for the FIFA World Cup were given the right to vote.
Last year, the Ballon d’Or was judged by 170 people.
Since last year, there has been a change in the timing of the award, which is now seasonal rather than based on January through December.
Messi is in contention with Elling Holland and Kylian Mbappe, but the odds are stacked in his favor. Messi was the winner of last year’s FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
The Argentine captain scored seven goals and led his team to the title.
For a player who has done it all, Messi was the missing piece to the puzzle that propelled him to the top of the all-time list.
Messi won his first Ballon d’Or in 2009 and then went on to win it four years in a row until 2012.
He went on to win the top honor in 2015, 2019, and 2021, giving him seven Ballon d’Or trophies.
If she wins this time, it will be her eighth.
That’s a record. If they win the Ballon d’Or this year, they will be the first non-European team to win the award in its history.
Pep Guardiola doesn’t disagree.
In a recent interview, he said, “The Ballon d’Or should be divided into two categories.
One for Messi and one for everyone else,” he laughed.
“Holland should win the Ballon d’Or. We won the treble and scored 50 goals. But Messi won the World Cup.”