Ballon d’Or Winners List 2023: Messi’s Historic 8th Triumph. Lionel Messi has made a record by winning his eighth Ballon d’Or award, beating off competition from Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe. Messi was named the winner at a ceremony in Paris on Monday, 30 October 2023.
Messi’s victory comes after a stellar year for both club and country. He led Paris Saint-Germain to the Ligue 1 title and also helped Argentina win their first World Cup since 1986.
Messi thanked his coaches and teammates for their support in his acceptance speech. He also paid tribute to his family and friends.
Messi’s eighth Ballon d’Or award is a testament to his incredible talent and longevity. Currently, he is regarded as the greatest footballer of all time.
Other winners at the 2023 Ballon d’Or ceremony
In addition to Messi’s victory, the ceremony also saw Aitana Bonmatí win the Ballon d’Or Féminin award, Jude Bellingham win the Kopa Trophy award, and Vinícius Júnior win the Socrates Award.
Bonmatí, who plays for Barcelona and the Spanish national team, was named the winner of the Ballon d’Or Féminin award after a stellar season. She helped Barcelona to win the treble of the UEFA Women’s Champions League, the Spanish Primera División, and the Copa de la Reina.
Bellingham, who plays for Borussia Dortmund and the England national team won the Kopa Trophy award. They give the trophy to the best player under the age of 21. Bellingham had a breakthrough season in 2022-23, helping Dortmund to finish second in the Bundesliga and reaching the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.
Vinícius Júnior’s victory
Vinícius Júnior, who plays for Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team won the Socrates Award. The player who best embodies the values of social solidarity and commitment receives this award. He has spoken out on social issues, such as racism and injustice.
Complete List Of Ballon d’Or 2023: All award winners
|Award||Winner||Clubs They Represent||Country They Represent|
|Ballon d’Or||Lionel Messi||Inter Miami||Argentina|
|Ballon d’Or Feminin||Aitana Bonmatí||FC Barcelona Femení||Spain|
|Sócrates Award to acknowledge humanitarian work||Vinicius Junior||Real Madrid||Brazil|
|Yashin Trophy (best male goalkeeper)||Emiliano Martínez||Aston Villa||Argentina|
|Kopa Trophy (best male U-21 player)||Jude Bellingham||Real Madrid||England|
|Gerd Müller Trophy (highest-scoring male striker)||Erling Haaland||Manchester City||Norway|
Club of the Year Trophy – Manchester City and FC Barcelona Femení