Messi is the oldest player to win the Golden Ball Award

When the now-champion Argentina team won the world cup, it was a victory for Argentina and Messi. For the “left footed wizard,” a renowned player throughout his career but lacking a world cup in his trophy case, the stakes were higher.

After the Argentina team’s victory in the penalty shootout, the Lusail stadium exploded in celebration.

With Messi serving as captain, Argentina’s national team won the world cup for the first—and possibly final—time.

According to experts, the 35-year-old shown great leadership throughout the contest.

He received the Golden Ball and was named the tournament’s player of the year in addition to getting to lift the 18-karat gold trophy.

He received the Golden Ball award and was named the tournament’s player of the year in addition to getting to lift the 18-karat gold trophy. Messi became the oldest player to ever win the Golden Ball Award when he was 35 years and 177 days old.

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