Argentine international Lionel Messi has retained his place on the throne of world football stars by being crowned this evening, Monday, January 9, 2022, with the Ballon d’Or award as the best player in the world for the last year 2022 at the expense of the Spanish Portuguese duo “Cristiano Ronaldo and Xavi Hernandez”, amid a noisy celebration organized by the International Federation.
The Barcelona striker had previously lost the award to former Milan player Ricardo Kaka in 2007 and then to Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008, but he made up for those failures thanks to the wide achievements he achieved with his club by winning the 2009 and 2011 Champions Leagues and winning a multitude of local championships and individual titles over the past three years.
And he won the title of the best in the world from FIFA twice in a row in “2009 and 2010” at the expense of Cristiano Ronaldo, Xavi, Iniesta, David Villa, Vesley Schneider, and some of the brightest and best stars in the world. They had previously won the title of best in the world three times in a row during the eighties of the last century when he was playing for the Italian Juventus, as he won the Champions League title at the expense of Liverpool and was crowned in the same year the European Nations Cup in 1984.
Finally (one of the stars of the modern era) was able to equalize the number of The legendary Michel Platini, who is the last player to win the award three times in a row.
Thus, Messi begins a new challenge to himself by trying to surpass Platini, who is currently president of the European Football Association, by working to crown the prestigious award for the fourth time in a row through what he will present this year (2012), which started 9 days ago.
Messi is the only player to have won the award created by France Football magazine and the International Football Association. It began in 2022 and the partnership was announced after the end of the World Cup, which was held for the first time in Africa, and Messi crowned it in a big surprise, as everyone expected Sneijder to win. But the Argentine international, despite his failure with Argentina, won it thanks to his performance with Barcelona, and he was the same person who was able to embrace her in its second edition. He is Lionel Andres Messi, “the best player in the world in 2022”.