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Lionel Messi named Time’s Athlete of the year of 2023

by Tom
Lionel Messi named Athlete of the Year by Time

Lionel Messi was named Time Magazine’s “Athlete Of The Year” after a phenomenal year of success as he led Argentina to their first FIFA World Cup since 1986, amongst other achievements in the sport of soccer.

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Lionel Messi named Time’s Athlete of the Year of 2023

Messi capped off 2023 with titles and titles and titles. The astonishing performances won him his eighth career Ballon d’Or award – a record that would not be able to match for years to come. And now, Time Magazine has voted Messi as Athlete of the Year – the elite award previously won by LeBron James, Aaron Judge, and Simone Biles.

Messi won the World Cup 2022 with Argentina
Lionel Messi won the World Cup 2022 with Argentina

Lionel Messi in 2023

The 36-year-old Argentine became world champion in Qatar in December 2022 after scoring seven goals, including a brace in the final against France, to emulate Diego Maradona and secure his status as the GOAT.

Messi finished the World Cup with five ‘Player of the Match’ awards, including in the final – the most of any player in the competition’s history.

Before switching sides to David Beckham’s Inter Miami, Messi ended his spell with Paris Saint-Germain by winning the league title, scoring 16 goals, and registering 16 assists.

Upon his arrival in the US, Messi continued to stun the audience. He produced a goal and two assists in six MLS games but critically scored ten times in the Leagues Cup. La Pulga also scored an extra assist as he drove Inter Miami to their first-ever trophy, as they won the final 10-9 on penalties against Nashville SC. He also added two assists in the final of the US Open Cup, but Inter Miami couldn’t win the title.

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