Following the victory of Argentina and Lionel Messi at the just concluded World Cup, many have come out to say the GOAT argument of who is better between Messi and Ronaldo has ended.
Lionel Messi yet to Win the Golden Foot Award
Ronaldo has never won the World Cup so since Lionel Messi has won this one it means he has now surpassed him. But some people have left me out to say the Argentine star still have one award left to win.
The award has been won by Cristiano Ronaldo and also Robert Lewandowski. The award is the Golden Foot award, despite his many, many achievements in football, he has never won the European award, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Ronaldinho all previous holders of the award.
The Golden Foot has been around for 20 years, and the list of previous winners include a whole list of football legends, but the list is missing one name. To win the award, you have to be over the age of 28 to be in contention, and it is an award that can only be won once.
It is given to the best player in the calendar year voted by journalists, and Lionel Messi has never won the award despite all his good play. This year’s winner is Barcelona’s Lewandowski, who is currently on 18 goals and four assists in 19 games this season so far.
34-year-old Lewandowski, has a long career of being an elite goal scorer, with 527 career goals to his name, and joins the incredible list of players to win the award. Speaking on his win, he expressed his proudness of winning such an award saying: “I’m very happy, I’m very proud. For me, it’s a huge honour to win this award because I know how hard I’ve had to work for this and now I can be proud of myself.”
The Poland International also said: “If you see the list of the names, the winners of this trophy, it makes me even more proud.”