The winner of the 2023 Balloon D’or has been announced and Lionel Messi has won a record extending eighth award. The Inter Miami and Argentina striker who played for Paris Saint-Germain last season, captained Argentina to the world Cup in Qatar last December . Messi has won the award three more times than anyone else.
Lionel Messi was named the Balloon D’or 2023 winner at the ceremony in Paris yesterday , October 30, 2023. The eighth time he has won the most prestigious award. Messi captained Argentina to the 2022 world cup success in Qatar. The first time he won the tournament of which ended a 36 year wait.
The 36year old scored twice in a blockbuster final against France which finished 3-3 after extra time. He scored in the penalty shootout and was named man of the match.