Lionel Messi wins his eighth Ballon d'Or award
The biggest names in world football gathered for the prestigious Ballon d'Or 2023 ceremony in Paris. Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or 2023 - his eighth crown. Messi edged past finalists Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, and Kevin De Bruyne. Meanwhile, Barcelona Femini's Aitana Bonmati clinched the Women's Ballon d'Or. The 2023 Ballon d'Or ceremony took place at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.