Lionel Messi continues to make history and this week received three new individual awards for his impressive performance in 2022. The year that will undoubtedly be remembered for the conquest of the Qatar World Cup with the Argentine team, allowed the forward of the PSG also adding several trophies for his performance and now there were three that came to his showcase.
The IFFHS (International Federation of Soccer History and Statistics) sent him the awards for having been chosen as the best player of the year, the top international scorer and the best “playmaker”.
In the first of the nominations “He totaled 275 points after winning the World Cup in Qatar.”, reported the IFFHS in a statement posted on its website at the beginning of the year. The distance between his competitors was overwhelming because Messi prevailed by 240 points ahead of the European, who finished in second place. Kylian Mbappe reached 35 points, while Karim Benzema He reached 30 to close the podium. The other footballers, who obtained a low score in the election, were Luke Modric with 15 and the Manchester City striker, Erling Haaland with 5 units.
It is the sixth installment of this title. The first were between 1988 and 1990 with different winners, since the Dutch Marco Van Basten had been awarded in the first two editions, while the German Lothar Matthaus won in the last one. Due to a request from FIFA, the prize was not awarded until 2020. Its winner in the past two years was Robert Lewandowski.
He also kept the trophy international top scorer, a category in which only the goals in national teams and in international competitions with clubs were taken into account. With 18 goals in the Albiceleste and 4 with the Parisian entity in the Champions Leaguethe For money he rose with the statuette. One from behind, appeared Mbappe.
The captain of the Argentina also added the award for having been andl “Best Game Creator in the World”, as it had been between 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2019). On this occasion, the Diez he accumulated 170 points, 55 more than Modric and 130 more than De Bruyne, who finished second and third, respectively. Now, he is the footballer who has won the most times in this category, surpassing his former Barcelona teammate and current coach of the Catalan club, Xavi Hernández.
On the other hand, Messi He was chosen by FIFA as the best of 2022 at The Best gala and was also selected as the best footballer of the World Cup in Qatar, a tournament that changed his year, his career and his life.