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Messi: Lewandowski Beats Argentina Captain to 2022 Golden Foot Trophy
- 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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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.
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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).
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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.