Lionel Messi (36, PSG) was selected as the world’s best sports player.
‘Laureus Sports’ announced on its official social media account on the 9th (Korean time) that Lionel Messi will be the main character of the 2023 Laureus Sports Academy’s먹튀검증 Player of the Year award.
The Laureus Award has been awarded since 2000 by the Laureus Sports Academy. Laureus Sports Academy is a foundation established by sports stars such as Michael Jordan, Pele, Edwin Moses, Martina Navratilova, and Mark Spitz together with world-renowned automobile maker DaimlerChrysler. has been pulled
The final six winners are selected by voting of more than 1,000 sports officials from 70 countries, and then more than 70 Laureus Academy members, including former Olympic gold medalists and retired athletes, determine the final winner.
The Laureus Award Ceremony is generally held between February and March of each year, but sometimes it is held in May, and the official winners were announced on the 9th of this month for 2023.
The Laureus Award is advantageous for individual athletes such as Tiger Woods (golf), Michael Schumacher (F1), Usain Bolt (track and field), Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic (above tennis) to receive the award, but in the past 2020 Messi became the co-winner with Lewis Hamilton (F1), and the first team event winner was born.
Messi, who succeeded in winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, competed with prominent candidates such as Kylian Mbappe (soccer), Stephen Curry (basketball), Rafael Nadal (tennis), Armand Duplantis (pole vault), and Max Verstaffen (F1) In 2023, he became the main character of this award once again.
Laureus Sports said, “Messi contributed to Argentina’s historic third World Cup victory last year” and said the reason for the award was the World Cup victory.
The Argentina national team, which defeated France in December of last year and succeeded in winning the World Cup, won thanks to Messi’s outstanding performance. At that time, Messi recorded a total of 7 goals and 3 assists in the tournament, and 5 POTM (Plawas selected as year of the match. In particular, from the round of 16 to the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals, all of them were listed in the POTM.
On the other hand, Messi, who has already turned 35, is a member of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in the 2022-2023 season, recording 15 goals and 15 assists in the league, still showing his influence.