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The Lionel Messi awards you should know [Updated 2023]

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Lionel Messi is one of the best players the world has ever seen. He has made a name in club football and the national team. The Argentine grew from an academy graduate to a legend at Barcelona, winning numerous trophies and honours.

At the World Cup finals in Qatar, Lionel Messi won the Golden Ball for the second time.

Today some of Lionel Messi’s awards, including the European Golden, La Liga, Ballon d’Or and the Pichichi Trophy, made him one of the most standout players the world has ever seen.

 

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For the Argentine, it has been a journey for him. Although most football fans thought they would become one of the one club legends of world football like Francesco Totti, Messi joined PSG in 2021, ending his 20-year stay at Barcelona.

 

The list of Lionel Messi awards

 

  • European Golden Shoe – (6)

Years won: 2009–10, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2016–17, 2017–18, 2018–19.

 

Lionel Messi is playing with the most European Golden Shoe with six awards. The Argentine footballer attained this record during his stay at Barcelona.

 

At the time, Messi and Ronaldo became famous for goal-scoring consistency. The Argentine holds the record for most goals in a single season in the 2011–12 campaign, where he scored 50 for Barcelona.

 

He won the European Golden Shoe consecutively in 2012 and 2013 to become the only non-European with the most awards.

 

  • Ballon d’Or – (7)

Years won: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021.

The Ballon d’Or, presented by France Football since 1956, has become one of the most prestigious football awards globally.

 

Lionel Messi led the all-time Ballon d’Or rankings with seven awards, including four achievements when it was officially known to be the FIFA Ballon d’Or between 2010 and 2015 as a merger of the Ballon d’Or and the FIFA World Player of the Year.

 

FIFA Club World Cup Golden Ball – (2)

Years won: 2009, 2011

  • Argentine Footballer of the Year – (14) 

Years won: 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021

 

  • Pichichi Trophy – (8)

Years won: 2009−10, 2011–12, 2012−13, 2016–17, 2017−18, 2018–19, 2019–20, 2020–21

  • La Liga Best Player – (6)

Years won: 2008–09, 2009–10, 2010–11, 2011–12, 2012–13, 2014–15

 

Messi won six La Liga best player awards during his 20-year stay in Spain. He won the award in five consecutive seasons.

 

  • FIFA World Player of the Year – (1)

Years won: 2009

 

The Best FIFA Men’s Player – (1)

Years won: 2019

  • FIFA World Cup Golden Ball – (1)

Years won: 2014, 2022.

  • Laureus World Sportsman of the Year – (1)

Years won: 2020

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