Lionel Messi is more favourite to lift his eighth and final Ballon d’Or after he won the World Cup in 2022. It doesn’t seem right winning the Ballon as an Inter Miami player will be a flex.
According to the story, Haaland and Mbappe will compete for the Ballon d’Or for ten years. In all likelihood, Haaland will be aware that the fact that he is Norwegian means that he had to likely win the Champions League. He won it, but it’s still doubtful that it will be sufficient in a year in which he is also very certain to score the most goals.
Last year, third, but with a dismal World Cup. He might reasonably feel, at age 31, that he was unlucky to reach his prime during the Messi years. Particularly after he took home a Triple.
Scored the winner in the Champions League final after being imperious in the Manchester City midfield. But Messi.
The Treble-winning captain. That Messi World Cup really has put a spanner in the Manchester City works because they really should have their first Ballon d’Or winner after that season.