Lionel Messi won a record 7th Ballon d’Or beating Robert Lewandowski in second place. This is another record that the magical Argentina has broken which really sets him apart from the rest.
Luis Suarez appropriately was the one who presented him with the award as the two embraced sincerely on stage for the World to see.
Messi was able to attain the much-coveted Copa Amerca trophy that eluded him and his country for so long and also with his club he won the Copa del Rey with FC Barcelona. He also won the Pichichi, the award given to La Liga’s highest goalscorer that season. Lionel Messi won the Golden Boot and the Golden Ball with 5 assists and 4 goals with the Argentina national team in this years Copa America,
Messi stated the following :
“Today I’m here in Paris. I am very happy, really, very happy, I really want to continue to fight and reach new objectives. I don’t know how many more years but I am really enjoying myself. I thank my teammates at Barça, Paris & Argentina”.
In his typically humble and class style he spoke about 2nd placed Robert Lewandowski:
“Robert, you deserve your Ballon D’Or. Last year, everyone was in agreement to say that you were the big winner of this award.”
He also spoke about the Argentina national team:
“I especially want to thank the squad and the coaching staff of the Argentina national team. I was able to achieve the dream I wanted so much. In the end, it happened and this award is in large part of what we did at the Copa America. This is part of them.”
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