It has been disclosed that Lionel Messi, who plays as a forward for Inter Miami, was awarded this year’s Ballon d’Or with a lead of 105 points.
Messi received a total of 462 points in the voting, while Erling Haaland from Manchester City earned 357 points.
The organizers have released the final voting statistics, which include the voting breakdown by country for the victor.
Kylian Mbappe, Kevin De Bruyne, and Rodri attained 270, 100, and 57 points respectively.
This win by Messi marks the first occasion where a non-European footballer has claimed the prestigious award.
Furthermore, at the age of 36, Messi has now surpassed any other player in history with the most Ballon d’Or wins.