The Ballon D’or is the most talked about football ceremony as fans argue who would take home the best prize. For 2023, the winner was between Messi and Haaland.
If Argentinian legend Lionel Messi took the prestigious award home, it would be his 8th Ballon D’or. If Haaland took it home, it would be his first.
Kylian Mbappe was also in the top three, having had an impressive year, taking France to the finals and clinching yet another Ligue 1 title with PSG.
He scored over 50 goals for club and country, won yet another league title, and won the Golden Boot at the World Cup after scoring a hat-trick in the final.
But losing out on the Champions League and the World Cup would definitely cost him the envious award.
Erling Haaland who has been piped to go head to head with Messi broke countless records throughout last season.
He won the Premier League Title, the Champions League, and the FA Cup with Manchester City scoring 56 goals in the 2022-23 season.
Lionel Messi’s World Cup win crowned the year 2022, even when he had troubles with his play in the second half of the year.
In the end, it was the Argentinian and Inter Miami legend, Lionel Messi that took the award for a record 8th time.