Messi or Mbappe: Fans pick player to win 2023 Ballon d’Or after World Cup
Football fans have picked their favourite player between Argentina’s Lionel Messi and France’s Kylian Mbappe to win the 2023 Ballon d’Or following the conclusion of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar on Sunday.
Starcoded reports that Argentina won this year’s World Cup in Qatar after beating France 4-2 in a penalty shoot-out over the weekend.
The World Cup final ended in a 3-3 draw as Messi scored a brace, while Mbappe netted a hat-trick.
Both Paris Saint-Germain stars were impressive for their respective countries during the World Cup tournament in Qatar.
Messi won the Golden Ball award for the best player of the tournament after scoring seven goals and registering some assists in the 2022 World Cup.
Mbappe, on the other hand, won the Golden shoe award for the top scorer of the World Cup after scoring eight goals in the competition.
Starcoded takes a look at who could possibly win the 2023 Ballon d’Or between Messi and Mbappe following the conclusion of the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Both players have also been impressive for PSG so far this season, and are certainly contenders for next year’s Ballon d’Or.
Messi has won the Ballon d’Or for a record seven times in the past, while Mbappe is yet to win it.
Starcoded gathered fans’ preferred choice of who should win the 2023 Ballon d’Or between Messi and Mbappe after Argentina won the 2022 World after beating France on Sunday evening.
Some fans picked Messi, while others chose Mbappe:
@Nathan1888, “He’s won the World Cup, player of the tourney and most assists he’ll win the league with PSG and possibly the champions league get a grip he deserves it [2023 Ballon d’Or].”
@vuyanigqiba, “Give it to Mbappe the boy is something else, Messi has done it once too many times. I’m a fan of Messi but we have to be honest Mbappe is the beast and the football nation is happy to see Messi handing it to him.”
@BreezyUTD, “It has to be Messi.”
@_martinmoses, “They thought we are done. We are coming for the eighth one.”
@FathimaRuqaya, “King of the moment Messi #Qatar2022 #WorldcupQatar2022.”
@deepakp13195658, “Messi again.”
@kingsleyejims, “No one has come close to Lionel Messi from January to date in the year 2022. The GOAT.”
@theofficial1abd, “Mbappe, the next goat.”
@TradestorYash, “Kylian Mbappe.”
@ChandlerBing433, “They are the front runners now [to win the 2023 Ballon d’Or].”
@Jhayflamez, “If you put Messi in Argentina and Messi in France, you will know why Messi will always deserve the Ballon D’or for dragging Argentina to the finals and winning the World Cup.”
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