This Monday (27), Lionel Messi was once again elected the best player in the world by Fifa. It was the seventh achievement of the Argentine star, who this time surpassed Karim Benzema and Kylian Mbappé. His performances for Argentina in the World Cup title in Qatar were instrumental in Messi’s coronation.
However, in addition to once again being elected the best in the world, the Argentine’s ability to always be among the best draws attention. It was the 16th time he has been among the top three on the planet. The Argentine playmaker has been among the top three in the world since 2007.
It is worth remembering that his first official match was in 2004, when he was gradually integrated into Barcelona’s professional squad. Therefore, in almost 20 years of career, he was on the list of the best in the world in 16 opportunities.
What a night! 😍
Congratulations to all the winners at this year's #TheBest FIFA Football Awards 🏆
Find out who won in each category at the awards ceremony in Paris:
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