Messi makes Golden Ball history

Lionel Messi has won the adidas Golden Ball for Qatar 2022, with Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric claiming the Silver and Bronze Balls.

LUSAIL CITY, QATAR - DECEMBER 18: Lionel Messi of Argentina celebrates with teammates after the victory in the penalty shoot out during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Final match between Argentina and France at Lusail Stadium on December 18, 2022 in Lusail City, Qatar. (Photo by David Ramos - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

  • Lionel Messi has been crowned the best player at Qatar 2022

  • He becomes the first man to win multiple adidas Golden Ballls

  • Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric seized the Silver and Bronze Balls respectively

    Lionel Messi has became the first man in history to win the adidas Golden Ball twice at the FIFA World Cup™. ‘La Pulga Atomica’ provided seven goals and three assists, set multiple records and helped Argentina win the trophy for the first time in 32 years at Qatar 2022.

    Kylian Mbappe and Luka Modric received the Silver Ball and Bronze Ball respectively.

    Messi won the Golden Ball at Brazil 2014, where he helped Argentina finish runners-up.