Messi bҽаt Ronaldo at the most prestigious award in the world
The Annual Laureus World Sports Awards recently named Lionel Messi as one of the top six male athletes of 2023.
Lionel Messi has realized a long-held goal in his career by helping Argentina win the 2022 World Cup.
The Argentine superstar was also recognized as the competition’s top player at the same time.
Additionally, with 16 goals and 14 assists after 27 games across all competitions, Lionel Messi’s accomplishments at PSG continue to demonstrate steadiness.
The 35-year-old striker was subsequently named one of the six top athletes for 2023 by BTC Laureus World Sports Awards.
PSG added another member to this list in addition to Messi. Kylian Mbappe is that. It is indisputable that Mbappe had a great tournament with 8 goals and the title of
World Cup’s best scorer in 2022, even though he was unable to help the French team regain the trophy after Messi’s loss to Argentina in the final.
Lionel Messi has once again been nominated, although Cristiano Ronaldo, Messi’s main adversary, is not on the list of nominees this year.
The Portuguese superstar last appeared on the list of the year’s top athletes in 2018. Before than that, CR7 received nominations in 2009, 2014, 2015, and 2017.
Lionel Messi is the only football player to have ever received this coveted award. Messi is in position to claim this trophy for the second time in his career at the Qatar 2022 World Cup with a spectacular shine.
Mbappe and Messi are joined on the list of nominations by Dondo Duplantis (Athletics – Sweden), Rafael Nadal (Tennis – Spain), Stephen Curry, and the other four sportsmen are Max Verstappen (F1 – Netherlands), Stephen Curry, and Dondo Duplantis (Spain). American basketball).
The Laureus World Sports Awards are given annually to the top athletes from around the world. It is compared to the “Oscar of sport” and was co-founded in 1999 by two companies, Daimler AG and Richemont.
Messi has more free kιcks than 60
With his masterpiece on February 19, Lionel Messi of France has dominated free-kιcks and long-range goals in Europe for the past six years.
Messi took a free kιck from around 20 meters away in the fifth minute of the second half of PSG’s match against Lille in the 24th round of Ligue 1; he sent the ball to the far corner and it hιt the upright into the goal, helping PSG win 4-3. He became the eighth player to score 61 goals from free kιcks in his career, joining Juninho, Pele, Victor Legrottaglie, Ronaldinho, David Beckham, Diego Maradona, and Zico. The 36-year-old superstar remaιns 16 goals short of Juninho’s record, though.
Messi has scored 27 goals from free kιcks since January 2016, which is the highest in the top five leagues in Europe.
With 17 goals for Southampton, he has a significant advantage over second-placed midfielder James Ward-Prowse.
Moreover, no other player has scored 10 goals at this point.
Since the 2017–18 season, Messi has also scored 40 goals outside of the penalty area in the top five leagues in Europe, which is twice as many as Kevin de Bruyne, who came in second.
Messi scored 22 goals from the free kιck during this period, six goals more than the man in front of Ward-Prowse.
In his career, Messi has scored 41 goals from 450 free kιcks, for a rate of 9.1%, if only in the national leagues. With 33 goals from 532 free kιcks, another master like Cristiano Ronaldo just has a 6.2% success percentage. 58 of the famous Portuguese player’s total career goals were from free kιcks. However, since the 2017–2018 season, CR7 has only scored twice from 79 free kιcks in the national divisions.
Since Xavi at Barcelona was mostly responsible for taking free kιcks, Messi had only scored four goals from them by the end of 2011.
The captain of Argentina has 57 goals from free kιcks since 2012.
In 2018, when he scored 10 goals, Messi was at his best.
After the game on February 19, Lille Paulo Fonseca declared, “Messi is the best free kιck in the world.”
“When he scored, I wasn’t shocked. We outperformed PSG, but Messi and Kylian Mbappe make the difference between the two teams.”