Winning a Ballon d’Or is one of the achievements every footballer dreams of. Every footballer dreams of winning the award at least once in their football career. Well, some players have won the award several times. Some have won the award two times, some three times, but there is someone who is going to win the award for the eighth time. No other than Lionel Messi. As per the latest sources, the Argentine goat will be winning the Ballon d’Or ahead of Erliing Haaland.
Whether it’s the Ballon d’Or or the FIFA Best Award, there is competition among two players, i.e., Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland. Both players had an incredible season with their respective clubs and national sides.
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Erling Haaland vs Lionel Messi
The Norwegian striker Erling Haaland won the Premier League, the FA Cup, the UEFA Champions League, and the UEFA Super Cup. Whereas, Lionel Messi won Ligue 1, the Trophee des Champions, the Leagues Cup, the Copa America, the Filnalissima, and most importantly, the FIFA World Cup. Well, the above achievements were related to their respective teams. When it comes to individuals, both have a similar clash.
Messi won the FIFA World Cup Golden Ball, Copa America Best Player, Laureus World Sportsman of the Year, and the Argentine Footballer of the Year Award. On the other hand, Haaland won the European Golden Shoe, FWA Footballer of the Year, Premier League Young Player of the Season, Premier League Player of the Season, Premier League Golden Boot, Champions League Top Scorer, and the Nations League Top Scorer.
If we look at individual achievements, Erling Haaland is definitely ahead of Messi. Whereas, when it comes to team achievements, Lionel Messi is way ahead of Haaland. Well, both have performed incredibly well and choosing one of them is a difficult job. Let’s know in the comments who should win the Ballon d’Or.