Messi: Lewandowski Beats Argentina Captain to 2022 Golden Foot Trophy

Messi: Lewandowski Beats Argentina Captain to 2022 Golden Foot Trophy

Chukwu Ikechukwu
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:21 PM
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  • Robert Lewandowski has beaten Lionel Messi to win the 2022 Golden Foot trophy awarded to the world’s best player over 28
  • The Golden Foot Award is the only trophy Messi is yet to win in his career and has once again missed out on the opportunity to cart away the award
  • Messi added the World Cup to his amazing collection of trophies after he guided Argentina to win the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar

Lionel Messi’s wait to win the elusive Golden Foot trophy will continue for at least one more year after missing out on the 2022 award.

The 2022 Golden Foot ceremony took place in Monaco on Wednesday, December 21 and Robert Lewandowski emerged victorious for the award given to players aged 28 and above.

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Robert Lewandowski has beaten Lionel Messi to the 2022 Golden Foot Award, making it the only trophy Messi is yet to win in his career. Photo by Marvin Ibo Guengoer
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According to Give Me Sport, the Golden Foot Trophy is the only award Lionel Messi is yet to win in his career after bagging the World Cup trophy last weekend.

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The 35-year-old has won 42 trophies for club and country and is just one piece of silverware away from becoming the most decorated footballer ever.

Messi, who has won an incredible seven Ballon d'Or awards, is expected to take home his eighth in 2023.

Messi sets five Guinness World Records

Meanwhile, During the 22nd FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Argentina's captain Lionel Messi broke five Guinness World Records, Daily Post reports.

Messi’s accolades include winning the Most Man of the Match awards won at the FIFA World Cup (11) and also the first person to assist at five different FIFA World Cups.

The Argentina captain also won the Most FIFA World Cup appearances as captain (19); Most appearances in FIFA World Cup tournaments by a player (male, 5) and Most FIFA World Cup matches played by a player (26).

Messi’s face could be put on Argentina bank notes

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Argentina's Central Bank is reportedly considering putting Lionel Messi's face on the country's bank note.

The move comes just days after Messi led Argentina to World Cup glory in Qatar after they beat France in the final last Sunday.

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar played an influential role in his side's successful campaign in the tournament as he netted seven times, including a brace in the final.

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Chukwu Ikechukwu Godwin is a journalist with over 9 years of experience in the Nigerian media industry. He has worked both in Radio (Today FM, Rhythm FM, Wish FM) and Television (Silverbird TV) as a Sports Analyst..