MESSI WINS FIFA’s BEST MALE PLAYER
Written by Oyebamiji Idowu on January 16, 2024
Lionel Messi cemented his place as football’s current king, reclaiming the FIFA Best Men’s Player award at a glittering ceremony in London on Monday. Just three months after etching his name in history with a record-breaking eighth Ballon d’Or, the Inter Miami forward added another crown to his illustrious collection.
Facing stiff competition from rising stars Erling Haaland of Manchester City and Kylian Mbappé of Paris Saint-Germain, Messi emerged victorious in the voting, proving that even at 36, his magic on the pitch remains unmatched. This marks his third FIFA Best Men’s Player award since the format’s inception in 2016, adding to his triumphs in 2019 and 2022.
Messi’s triumph caps off a remarkable year for the Argentine legend. His masterful guidance spearheaded Inter Miami’s MLS campaign, while his iconic presence in a sky-blue Argentina shirt ensured victory at the prestigious Copa America in July. He continued to mesmerize fans with his trademark blend of dazzling skill and pinpoint precision, showcasing an ageless ability to control the game from deep within midfield.
This latest accolade underscores Messi’s enduring reign as the undisputed master of the beautiful game. Even as new prodigies emerge on the horizon, the Argentine maestro continues to cast a spell on supporters and pundits alike, reminding everyone why he will forever be etched in football’s pantheon of greats.
Source: Jordan105.5fm News Bulletin.