먹튀검증Sixteen years ago, in 2007, the American Major League Soccer (MLS) made history.
For the first time in MLS history, a player from the league was nominated for the Ballon d’Or. It was David Beckham. In 2007, Beckham moved from Real Madrid to the LA Galaxy.
However, he didn”t win the Ballon d”Or. He had to settle for being the first player to be nominated for the Ballon d’Or. The 2007 Ballon d’Or winner was Kaka, who led Italian Serie A side AC Milan to the top of the UEFA Champions League (UCL).
Now, 16 years later, MLS has a Ballon d’Or nominee for the second time in its history. The Ballon d’Or has released its list of 30 candidates, and Lionel Messi is among them. Messi currently plays for Inter Miami in the MLS.
What’s more, Messi is currently the favorite to win the Ballon d’Or. Messi led Argentina to their first title in 36 years at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It was practically a one-man show for Messi. Messi won the Golden Ball.
Before Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo split the Ballon d’Or, it was common for the winner of the Ballon d’Or to come from the World Cup-winning team in the year of the World Cup. This makes Messi a favorite to win the Ballon d’Or for the eighth time in his career. Local media outlets are also predicting a Messi win.
If Messi wins the Ballon d’Or, he’ll make history as the first player to win the Ballon d’Or while playing in MLS. Messi would also make history and lift the owner’s cap that was imposed 16 years ago. Beckham is currently the owner of Inter Miami.
“Messi could become the first active MLS player to win the Ballon d’Or,” said Spain’s Marca. This would be historic for MLS. It’s the first time an MLS player has been nominated since Beckham in 2007. Messi is a strong favorite to win the award. He won the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and has 16 goals and 16 assists for PSG.”