Discover the extraordinary as Lionel Messi wins his 8th Ballon d’Or. Relive the iconic moments, rivalries, and the legend’s reflections on a glittering career and the future football stars.
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The world witnessed football magic as Lionel Messi won his 8th Ballon d’Or.
This was not just any win. Messi, from Argentina, showed his amazing skills this season, leading his team to win their third FIFA World Cup.
This big win made sure Messi’s name will be remembered in football history.
Friendly Battles with Ronaldo
Messi took some time to talk about his past in football after winning the award.
One thing that stood out was his friendly rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo.
Messi said it was more like a fun “battle” that made them better players.
“We helped each other because we always wanted to win,” Messi said.
He feels happy about the good times and believes football fans enjoyed watching them play.
Staying at the Top is Tough
Messi also talked about how hard it is to stay successful in football. “Getting to the top is easy, but staying there is hard,” he said.
Messi and Ronaldo managed to stay at the top, playing their best for 10-15 years, which makes him feel proud.
Looking at Future Football Stars
Messi also spoke about the new players who are doing well.
He mentioned Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe as the young stars who could become the best in football.
Saying Goodbye to the Ballon d’Or
Messi spoke honestly about the Ballon d’Or.
He said that the award is only one of the important things for him now.
Messi feels that this might be his last Ballon d’Or, but he is happy with all that he has achieved in his football career.
In simple words, this special night was all about celebrating Messi’s fantastic career in football and his latest, greatest win – the 8th Ballon d’Or.