According to Fabrizio Romano, a reliable football journalist, Lionel Messi is expected to get the best top individual award in world football despite Erling Haaland leading Manchester City to a treble of the Champions League, Premier League, and FA Cup in 2023.
Captains of international teams and prominent journalists from all FIFA-affiliated nations vote for the award, which is likely to go to Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain.
According to the organisers of the coveted football award, the battle for the Ballon d’Or 2023 could go down to the wire, with Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland ready to face off.
The Ballon d’Or 2023 will be awarded on Monday (October 30) evening, with Lionel Messi being the favourite to win, but Erling Haaland is also in the running.
However, France Football editor-in-chief Vincent Garcia has claimed that the race is’very close’ between the players.
Messi led Argentina to the FIFA World Cup title in Qatar in 2022, establishing himself as one of the greatest players of all time. Argentina has not won a FIFA World Cup in 36 years, having previously done so in 1986 under Diego Maradona’s reign.