Lionel Messi did again: he won the Ballon d’Or for the 8th time. No other player comes close to him. He is the best there is, the best there has been, the best there ever will be.
Lionel Messi; born 24 June 1987), also known as Leo Messi, is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for and captains both Major League Soccer club Inter Miami and the Argentina national team.
Widely regarded as one of the greatest players of all time, Messi has won a record eight Ballon d’Or awards and a record six European Golden Shoes, and in 2020 he was named to the Ballon d’Or Dream Team.
Until leaving the club in 2021, he had spent his entire professional career with Barcelona, where he won a club-record 34 trophies, including ten La Liga titles, seven Copa del Rey titles and the UEFA Champions League four times.