By Kuldeep Rathore
Lionel Messi Shocking Announcement
Over the course of his 20-year career as a professional soccer player, Lionel Messi has earned nearly every trophy conceivable. But the honor he recently got probably affects him somewhat differently.
The attacker from Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain earned the 2022 FIFA Men's Player Award on Monday. Messi tallied 17 goals in 28 games for PSG, but his achievement at the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup is what earned him the award.
Messi led Argentina to its third World Cup victory in the tournament with seven goals, including two against France in the Final. Messi won the prized title for the first time in his career.
Sports supporters and media organizations from all over the globe have praised Messi on Twitter for his accomplishment:
Congratulations to Leo Messi who wins the #TheBest trophy! 💫
Retweet if Lionel Messi is the greatest of all time.
Leo Messi wins his 𝟕𝟕𝐭𝐡 individual award 😱
Messi and Argentina, who finished second at the 2014 FIFA World Cup, were humiliated by France in the Round of 16 of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
However, when they won the 2021 Copa America championship — their first in nearly 30 years — before falling to Saudi Arabia in their opening World Cup Group Stage game, things began to look up for Messi.