“But thanks to you, I was able to develop further.”

‘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’s Player of the Year award.

The Laureus Award has been awarded since 2000 by the Laureus Sports Academy. The Laureus Sports Academy is a foundation established by sports stars such as Michael Jordan, Pele, Edwin Moses, Martina Navratilova, and Mark Spitz in collaboration 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 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.스포츠토토

According to the British ‘Sports Kidda’, Messi said, “It is always a pleasure to be recognized like this. Soccer is a team sport and I achieved my biggest dream of winning the World Cup.”

He said, “I was happy with FC Barcelona and sad with the Argentina national team. I suffered a lot. But thanks to you, I was able to improve further. I am happy to share this honor with other winners.”

“Thanks to my family and loved ones, I was able to achieve my dream. It took a long time, but I think this is an award for the Argentine national team. Thank you so much,” Messi said.

Messi continued, “The Laureus Awards Ceremony was held in Paris, the city that welcomed our family in 2021. It is a great honor. I would like to thank not only the national team but also my colleagues at Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). I am grateful to be able to share this with them,” he said to his PSG colleagues.

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