Last night in Paris, the evening gala was held for the distribution of the most valuable individual trophy in football,
The Ballon d’Or 2022, which Karim Benzema deservedly won.
But what caught everyone’s attention was the absence of Lionel Messi, the seven-time winner of this one the trophy.
The editor-in-chief of France Football magazine, Pascal Ferre, admitted that the absence of Lionel Messi in his list nominees for the 2022 Ballon d’Or award was not a surprise as “the Argentine did not have a year of good “I understand that everyone is used to the fact that Leo Messi was nominated every year. But the Ballon d’Or is not is a plebiscite in which you can be nominated for a lifetime achievement. And we can agree that this one year was not a good time for Messi'”, said Pascal Ferre.