Lionel Messi: 7-time champion Lionel Messi Messi is out of the list of the best footballers this time

Mojaffar Hussain | Kolkata | Aug 14, 2022 |

7-time champion Lionel Messi Messi is out of the list of the best footballers this time
Lionel Messi | Image Source: Skysports

Lionel Messi: After parting ways with Barcelona, ​​nothing is going right for star footballer Lionel Messi at the moment. Lionel Messi has not lived up to the expectations that the Paris Saint Germain (PSG) club bought him for. The situation got so bad that after one match, Messi had to face the anger of his supporters in midfield. In the midst of all this, he suffered another big shock. Something happened to Messi that has not happened to him in the last 17 years.

Messi did not get a place in the list of 30 players of the Ballon d’Or published this year. Since 2005, Messi has not only been part of the award list consistently, but has been the first for a record 7 times. But Messi’s absence from this list this year surprised everyone. Along with Messi, Neymar also did not get a place in this year’s Ballon d’Or list. Messi won the title in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019 and 2021. His arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo has won the title five times. This time, players like Karim Benzema, Muhammad Salah, Robert Lewandowski have made it to the list of 30 players for the Ballon d’Or award. Karim Benzema is considered a strong contender to win the award this year. Benzema scored 44 goals for Real Madrid this year.

Messi is struggling with bad form
Messi has scored just 11 goals in 34 games for PSG this season, the worst performance of his career so far. Messi has not been in form since leaving Barcelona. Lionel Messi scored 672 goals and 288 assists in 778 matches while playing for Barcelona. He scored 86 goals in 154 international matches while playing for Argentina.

Winners will be announced in October
This year’s Ballon d’Or winner will be announced on October 17. Last two times this award is in Messi’s name. This award was not given in 2020 due to Corona.