Leo Messi se consagra como el 'The Best' de la FIFA


Return to the throne! Lionel Messi is established as FIFA's 'The Best'

Published:27/02/2023 - 22:39h

Updated:28/02/2023 - 02:33h

After leading Argentina in the 2022 World Cup, Lionel Messi has established himself as the best footballer of the year. This Monday, in Paris, he has been recognized with FIFA's The Best

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It was a secret to voices that Lionel Messi went to dominate, once again and as always, the world of the football when consecrating like the best player of the world. This Monday, the FIFA has recognised it with the prize 'The Best', that celebrates to the footballer that more stood out during the year 2022, achieving like this his second award. The first, went in 2019, when it surpassed to Virgil go Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The The Best has come like recognition to Leo Messi that in the last six months went back to reencontrarse with his best version, after a complicated stage of adaptation in the Paris Saint-Germain, to where arrived after his exit of the FC Barcelona in the summer of 2021. It was one of the engines of the French group in the beginning of season, that allowed them 'advance' in the career by Tie it 1 and sign the classification to the eighth of the Champions League, in addition to his imponente step in the World-wide of Qatar.

In all the year, Messi completed a total of 51 parties between the PSG and Argentina, with a partition in 65 goals: 35 it annotated them he and other 30 were assistances for his mates. With the Parisian group, went 37 apparitions, 24 assistances and 17 goals, with a continución each 78 minutes, whereas with the 'abiceleste' added six passes of goal and 18 targets in 18 parties, with an average of goal/assistance each 53'. Further of the numbers, the importance of his performances and participations consecrate it like the best of the world.

It is undoubted that 'The Flea' comes of a 2022 sensacional, that consecrated with the World-wide of Qatar. It commissioned to head to his selection to a new Glass after 36 years. In the tournament, dressed of leader for his and annotated in each one of the eliminatory, converting also in the player that more split has contested in World-wide (26, surpassing to Lothar Matthäus, of Germany, with 25).

The records of Messi in the World-wide

Leo Messi finish marking seven goals, one less than Kylian Mbappé that finish at most goleador with eight targets. Besides, it gave three assistances along the tournament. It topped it with a historical doublet in the final and also hit his launching from the twelve steps. On the way, it broke at all more and at all less than twelve historical registers.

And it is that the born player in Rosario marked in the phase of groups, in eighth, chambers, semifinals and in the big final against France. There only there are three records, but the history does not detain . 'The Flea' is the player that more split has played like captain of a selection in World-wide, with 20, is only the footballer in giving assistances in five tournaments, as well as the one who more minutes has registered (2.314).

Likewise, it is the Argentinian that in more editions has marked (4) and the one who more times has won the prize 'Player of the Party' (11), as well as the one who has participated in more goals (13 targets and nine assistances, for a total of 22) and, finally, the more 'youngster' in contesting five tournaments, with 35 years.

Segundo 'The Best' for Leo Messi

As we mentioned before, it treats of the second prize The Best for Leo Messi, the one who in 2019 had imposed in the votacions to Virgil go Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo. In 2016 and 2017 it remained in the second position, by behind the Portuguese star, A year afterwards, in 2018, remained in the fifth position in front of the coronation of Luka Modric, the one who in this year had carried to Croatia to the final of the World-wide of Russia.

In 2019 it was the edition in which it carried the prize, something that did not achieve in the last two years. In 2020 and 2021 it carried the prize Robert Lewandowski, the one who in that then was player of the Bayern of Munich. In the first occasion, Leo Messi remained in the third position and in the following of second. Finally it has been able to reinvindicarse and go back to the throne of the world-wide football.

Messi leaves on the way to Benzema and Mbappé

They have remained on the way by the prize The Best Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) and Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain). The French forward of 35 years was the leading maximum of the season 2021-2023, leading to the group madridista that won the Supercopa of Spain, LaLiga Santander, Champions League and Supercopa of Europe. It was the hero of the traced back in front of the PSG, Chelsea or City, by what won the Balloon of Gold of France Football, but his absence in the World-wide of Qatar, by injury, subtracted him opportunity to compete by the The Best.

By his part, Kylian Mbappé also has come on line ascending and in the 2022 was still in his process of consecration in the elite. It was, of far, the best footballer of the PSG in the season 21-22 and afterwards led to France in Qatar, where turned into the maximum goleador of the tournament, with seven goals, and carried the Boot of Silver, by behind Leo Messi.

A new prize to the list!

Like this then , the 'The Best' joins to an interminable list of individual titles that Leo Messi has achieved from his 'explosion' in the Barça does a few years and goes back to reaffirm that it is the best player of the history of the football. The World-wide of Qatar was the only that was missing for 'confirm it' and already has it, also, in his vitrinas. Thus, we review all the individual prizes that has carried 'The Flea':

  1. FIFA The Best: 2019, 2022.
  2. Balloon of Gold: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019 and 2021.
  3. FIFA World Player: 2009.
  4. FIFA FIFPro: 2006.
  5. Balloon of World-wide Gold: 2014, 2022.
  6. Prize Laureus: 2019.
  7. Golden Boy: 2005.
  8. Onze d'Or: 2009, 2011, 2012, 2018.
  9. Trophy Bravo: 2007.
  10. Better Player of Europe: 2010/11, 2014/15.
  11. MVP Glass America: 2015, 2021.
  12. Boot of Gold: 2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2016/17
  13. 2017/18, 2018/19.
  14. Máximo goleador of Champions League: 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2014/15, 2018/19.
  15. Pichichi LaLiga: 2009/10, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21.
  16. MVP Of LaLiga: 2008/09, 2009/10, 2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13, 2014/15, 2016/17, 2017/18, 2018/19.

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