Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or for the record eighth time yesterday night in Paris.
Messi, who won the World Cup with Argentina and won Ligue 1 with PSG, was able to defeat the likes of Erling Haaland, who finished second, and Kylian Mbappe, who finished in third place. Kevin De Bruyne finished in fourth place in the most-star struck lineup of the year.
Speaking after winning the award for the first time, Messi said all of them are special. “It’s nice to be here once more to enjoy this moment,’ said Messi. ‘To be able to win the World Cup and achieve my dream.They’re all special. ”I couldn’t imagine having the career I’ve had and everything I’ve achieved—the fortune I’ve had to be part of the best team in history. To win the Copa America and to get the World Cup after all those difficult moments in the national teams,” he said.