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Three reasons why Messi will be winning the Ballon D’or 2023

The FIFA Ballon D’or is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious awards that has been given to an individual player in the history of football so far. The award is given to the player who emerged out as the most impactful player throughout the entire season with quality performances for club and country across all competitions and hosts amazing numbers thereby achieving amazing feats both individually and collectively.

This year, Lionel Messi without a doubt has been head and shoulders above others in terms of delivering quality all round performances on the pitch. His overall performances throughout the 2022/23 season were just amazing which makes him a strong candidate to win the award this year. Here are three reasons why he deserves to win his 8th Ballon D’or in 2023.

1) Brilliant season with PSG – Messi was on fire for PSG last season as he helped them clinch another Ligue 1 title with his brilliant performances. The 36 year old scored 16 goals and provided 16 assists in 32 games for PSG in the league ending up as the top assister throughout the season. His fantastic chance creations were key to his side’s success as his combination with Mbappe and Neymar helped PSG outplay the oppositions majorly.

2) Historic World Cup win with Argentina – Messi made his dream come true finally as he helped Argentina lift the world cup 2022 with some extraordinary performances throughout the tournament. The magic man scored 7 goals and provided three assists thereby helping Argentina lift the trophy for the first time since 1986. He also was awarded the World Cup Golden Ball for being the best player of the tournament.

3) Staggering individual numbers – Messi’s stats throughout the season on an individual basis too deserve a lot of praise as he was rock solid both in terms of scoring goals and providing assists. The Argentinian scored 38 goals in 54 matches besides providing 25 assists throughout the seasons both for club and country. His unreal performances helped him make the difference both for his club and country throughout the season across all competitions.

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