Lionel Messi was crowned as the 2023 Ballon d’Or winner for the 8th time in his illustrious career. He has stated that this will be his last one.
“I’m delighted to be here once more, to be able to enjoy this moment one more time,” Messi spoke on the podium.
“To be able to win the World Cup and really achieve my dream. I want to share this with all those who were involved.”
“They’re all special these awards, the most special is the team prizes. It’s always special to be recognised.
“I couldn’t have dreamed of having the career that I had, everything I’ve achieved. To have the success, the fortune I’ve had.
“The best team in the world, the best team in history, makes it so much easier to win so many titles, to win these individual prizes. To win the Copa America and then to get the World Cup, after so many difficult moments in the national team.
“I’m very happy to be at Inter Miami and find myself in the situation I’m in. I’m enjoying some different moments in life with my family.
“Being a world champion was fantastic. I feel so calm right now with this prize.
To be able to have the career I’ve had, and enjoy football as much as I have.” He stated.
He is expected to see out his career at Inter Miami. The Argentine extended his record of individual triumphs.