Ballon d’Or: Nigerian consultant voted Argentine celebrity over Victor Osimhen

Ballon d’Or: Nigerian consultant voted Argentine celebrity over Victor Osimhen

Lionel Messi received the France Soccer’s Ballon d’Or award for the eighth time, turning into the one participant to mount such numbers in historical past.

Tremendous Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, was ignored by the Nigerian consultant within the Ballon d’Or voting course of, studies.

The 24-year-old Napoli striker was nominated for one among soccer’s largest particular person awards after serving to Napoli to a league title win for the primary time in over thirty years.

The Nigerian scored twenty-six league targets and arrange one other 4 for his teammates within the league, serving to himself to the Serie A Golden Boot award, and in addition serving to his workforce to a quarter-final place in final season’s UEFA Champions League competitors.

Former Barcelona and Paris Saint-German participant, Leo Messi, received the award for the eighth time in his profession, after a season that noticed him win the French Ligue 1, and the 2022 FIFA World Cup with Argentina.

Erling Haaland was a detailed second, after scoring probably the most targets in Europe final time period and profitable a treble with Pep Guardiola’s unimaginable Manchester Metropolis aspect.

Osimhen was ranked eighth, turning into the first-ever Nigerian to be included within the prime ten footballers on the planet, breaking Nwankwo Kanu’s document, the place he was in eleventh place, twenty-six years in the past.

The winner of the award is often determined by votes from media representatives from the highest hundred international locations from the FIFA males’s world rating, with every nation barring a consultant.

Within the outcomes launched by Fabrizio Romano, the Nigerian consultant opted to vote for Lionel Messi, fairly than his countryman, Victor Osimhen.

🏆 Leo Messi received the Ballon d’Or over Erling Haaland by 105 factors.

🇦🇷 Leo Messi – 462 factors
🇳🇴 Erling Haaland – 357 factors

…right here full listing of votes nation by nation! 🌍🗳️

🇿🇦 South Africa: Messi
🇦🇱 Albania: Messi
🇩🇿 Algeria: Haaland
🇩🇪 Germany: Messi
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England: Messi

— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 4, 2023

Messi amassed many of the votes, ending up with 462 factors, with Erling Haaland coming in second place, 100 and 5 factors behind arguably, the best footballer the planet has ever seen.

On the continent, Osimhen has been nominated for the CAF Footballer of the Yr award, and the eventual winner can be awarded on the eleventh of December, 2023 in Marrakech, Morrocco.

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