Messi, 36, replaces Karim Benzema as the winner of the award based on his performances last season, when he led Argentina to victory at the World Cup in Qatar.
I also won the last award because of the success we had with the Argentine national team at the Copa América then left to play for Inter Miami in Major League Soccer.
He dismissed speculation that he could return for another Ballon d’Or, possibly after the new season.On his return to the French capital, he admitted his two-year stay at PSG has not worked out the way he envisioned when he signed for Barcelona in 2021.
It didn’t work out the way I had hoped, but I really liked the city, my kids really liked it and it was hard for me to leave, he said.
It’s an amazing city and I’ve been lucky enough to live here. Football-wise in