Messi set new World Cup history as Argentina captain scoops second Golden Ball
Messi makes more World Cup history as Argentina captain scoops second Golden Ball.
Argentina captain Lionel Messi has set new records after being awarded the tournament’s best player, earning him the Golden Ball at the 2022 World Cup.
After leading his team to victory in Qatar, Messi has been given the 2022 World Cup Golden Ball award. The top forward for Paris Saint-Germain scored seven goals during the competition, including a brace in the national title game, and he wins the honour for the second time in his career.
As he guided his team to victory at the World Cup on Sunday, the Argentina captain finally received the one prize that had eluded him throughout his remarkable career.
Messi has been in inspirational form in Qatar, scoring seven goals and picking up three assists.
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The 35-year-old was pipped to the Golden Boot by PSG team-mate Kylian Mbappe but takes home the World Cup trophy and the Golden Ball for being the best player.
Argentina’s Enzo Fernandez won Young Player of the Tournament, while La Albiceleste’s No.1 goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez scooped the Golden Glove award.
Overtaking Ronaldo, Messi has scored 26 goals in major international tournaments for Argentina (13 World Cup, 13 Copa América). This is the most goals scored by a South American player in history throughout the two contests (25).