Lionel Messi has received yet another prestigious honor. Despite suffering from injury issues while playing in MLS, Inter Miami has chosen the eight-time Ballon d’Or winner as their Most Valuable Player for the 2023 season.
Lionel Messi received an additional accolade to his already impressive collection of trophies by being named Inter Miami’s Most Valuable Player for the 2023 season.
Miami’s website proudly announced that Messi was their top player for the 2023 season, despite him only joining the club in June after leaving PSG. Despite his previous stint with PSG, Messi has proven to be a valuable asset to the team with 11 goals and eight assists in his first 14 games. It’s clear that the eight-time Ballo d’Or winner has played a significant role in the club’s success.
Undoubtedly, Messi stands out as the most renowned athlete to have earned the coveted Most Valuable Athlete title from Inter Miami. Previous awardees include Gonzalo Higuain and Lewis Morgan, but Messi’s fame far surpasses theirs. This news comes shortly after Lionel Messi, Argentina’s captain, received his sixth Ballon d’Or award. The fact that Messi played a crucial role in Argentina’s victory at the World Cup in Qatar was instrumental in his win.
Messi led Inter Miami to their first title, the inaugural Leagues Cup, but was unable to guide them to the MLS playoffs. In fact, the 36-year-old striker only managed to score once in six games played in Major League Soccer (MLS) and missed most of their remaining games due to injury.