record breaking messi claims eighth ballon d’or for best player in the world
Lionel Messi, the amazing soccer player from Argentina, just won his eighth Ballon d’Or, which is like the trophy for the best player in the whole world. l in the soccer world it’s a huge achievement.. Messi beat Erling Haaland, who plays for Manchester City and had a fantastic season.
Messi’s journey to this record-breaking achievement was incredible. Last year, he helped Argentina win the World Cup. which they won after 36 years. That was a huge achievement for the country. Messi played a Big part in this win. He has three more Ballon d’Or awards than his rival Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi said, “I couldn’t imagine having the career that I’ve had. Everything that I’ve achieved. The fortune I’ve had playing for the best team in the world, the best team in history.” He’s really thankful for the opportunities he’s had and the success he’s achieved.
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This award is extra special because it comes after winning the World Cup. Messi said, “All of them (Ballon d’Or awards) are special for different reasons.” He’s just happy to be recognized for his hard work, especially with the national team.
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The next big event is the Copa America in 2024, and he’s not thinking too much about the 2026 World Cup.
Messi’s teammate Emiliano Martinez also won an award for being the best goalkeeper, and Aitana Bonmati won the women’s Ballon d’Or. Messi’s journey in soccer continues and his fans all over the world are happy for him