In fact, Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haalandare the three main candidates for the award for best footballer in the male branch, without it being clear who it will be.
This Monday, October 30, the traditional gala of the Golden Ballorganized by the France Football magazineand the expectation, beyond all the prizes that will be awarded, is who will win the trophy for the best soccer player in the men’s branch from last season, which includes none other than Qatar World Cup 2022.
In that context, Fabrizio Romanoconsidered the guru of transfers in Europe, anticipated, according to his information, “Leo Messi is expected to win the 2023 Ballon d’Or”signed in his account of the social network X (formerly Twitter).
“All the signs point to it and are yet to be confirmed, but Messi will be the winner again. The official decision will be announced on Monday evening in Paris. It will be Messi’s historic eighth Ballon d’Or”, he concluded.
Messi’s 2022 season
Beyond the fact that in the season under evaluation he won two titles with the PSGhis club at the time (Ligue 1 and the French Super Cup), the Argentine, who already has seven Ballon d’Ors and is the top winner in history, was nominated for his enormous performance in the Qatar World Cupwhere the Argentine team won the title and the Flea, 36 years old, scored seven conquests and was the great figure of the competition. It was the only star that the Rosario star was missing.
Mbappefor his part, obtained the same scrolls as Leo at the club level and reached the final of the World Cup, where he was also the top scorer (eight conquests). And the Norwegian Haaland was the Manchester City striker who won everything, including the first Champions League in its history. In this bid, there are many signs that point to Messi as the victor, in addition to Romano’s omen.
The fact that Inter Miami (where La Pulga generated a revolution and won a title, the Leagues Cup) was left out of the MLS Playoffs opened a gap in the agenda for the albiceleste striker, who will be present at the Teatro del Chatelet, awaiting the definition. There are three other teammates on the team: Julián Álvarez, Lautaro Martínez and Emiliano Dibu Martínez.
All candidates for the Ballon d’Or
Lionel Messi (PSG-Inter Miami, Argentina)
Julián Álvarez (River Plate-Manchester City, Argentina)
Lautaro Martínez (Inter, Argentina)
Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa, Argentina)
Erling Haaland (Manchester City, Norway)
Kylian Mbappé (PSG, France)
Vinicius Júnior (Real Madrid, Brazil)
Robert Lewandowski (FC Barcelona, Poland)
Harry Kane (Tottenham-Bayern Munich, England)
Victor Osimhen (Napoli, Nigeria)
Luka Modri (Real Madrid, Croatia)
Kim Min-Jae (Napoli-Bayern Munich, South Korea)
Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig-Manchester City, Croatia)
André Onana (Inter-Manchester United, Cameroon)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid-Al Ittihad, France)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, Egypt)
Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich, Germany)
Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund-Real Madrid, England)
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal, England)
Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium)
Bernardo Silva (Manchester City, Portugal)
Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt-PSG, France)
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Napoli, Georgia)
Rúben Dias (Manchester City, Portugal)
Nicolo Barella (Inter, Italy)
Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City-FC Barcelona, Germany)
Martin Odegaard (Arsenal, Norway)
Yassine Bounou (Seville-Al Hilal, Morocco)
Rodri (Manchester City, Spain)
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid, France)
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