Qatar 2022: Messi Wins Record World Cup Player Of The Tournament Award
Lionel Messi was named the Adidas Golden Ball winner, the Player of the Tournament award, at the just concluded Qatar 2022 World Cup.
Messi crowned his international career by leading Argentina to a first World Cup title since 1986 in Mexico.
The former Barcelona star scored two goals in a dramatic final which ended 3-3 before Argentina edged it 4-2 on penalties.
Messi ended the tournament on seven goals and three assists which fetched him the best player award.
Also he was voted the most outstanding player at the 2014 edition in Brazil, becoming the first player to win the best player award twice in the history of the competition.
The top scorer award went to Kylian Mbappe who scored eight goals in the tournament.
Mbappe netted a record-equaling hat-trick in the dramatic final against Argentina.
He equaled England legend Geoff Hurst as the only two players to score a hat-trick in the World Cup final.
Former Arsenal shot stopper Emiliano Martinez was awarded the Golden Glove for his outstanding display in goal for the Albiceleste.
And the Young Player of the Tournament went to Argentina youngster Enzo Fernandez.