Lionel Messi wins last ever award in European soccer before Inter Miami move
On 30 June, Lionel Messi will officially no longer be a Paris Saint-Germain player. The Argentine rejected the offer of a new contract with the Ligue 1 champions, announcing his intention to move to MLS and Inter Miami after two seasons in France. Just days before his big move, the former Barcelona superstar has won what will surely be his last ever award in European soccer.
Which Ligue 1 award did Lionel Messi win in 2022/23?
Ligue 1 announced on their social media channels that Messi had been voted as the league’s best foreign player for 2022/23 by supporters. The 2022 World Cup winner amassed 32 goal contributions across the season, scoring 16 himself and setting up a further 16 for his teammates. Without the Argentina captain, there is an argument to say that PSG, who finished just a point clear of second-placed Lens, may not have won the French title for the 11th time.
LIONEL MESSI ELECTED BEST FOREIGN PLAYER 🇦🇷🌟 pic.twitter.com/wMYTMGoIq9
— Ligue 1 English (@Ligue1_ENG) June 26, 2023
Messi’s trophies in Paris
In his two seasons in Paris, Messi won three trophies: two in Ligue 1 titles and the French Super Cup against Nantes last August. The only domestic trophy that he missed out on was the Coupe de France, although his main disappointments came in the Champions League, with PSG eliminated in the round of 16 two years in a row.