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Soccer News of Thursday, 21 September 2023


‘It will be beautiful' – Messi breaks silence on 2023 Ballon d’Or’

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Inter Miami forward, Lionel Messi, has said it would be “a beautiful honour” to win the Ballon d’Or this year.

The 36-year-old however insists he has already won important awards like the Champions League, Copa America and World Cup.

Messi is in line to win a record-extending Ballon d’Or, having won it seven times already.

He is expected to face competition from Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland and Paris Saint-Germain.

But Messi said: “[The Ballon d’Or] is a beautiful honor.

“But I was lucky to win everything: the Champions League, league titles, Copa America, World Cup. These are the important awards.”