Why hasn’t Messi won the Golden Foot award yet?

Why hasn’t Messi won the Golden Foot award yet?

Although Argentine star Lionel Messi was crowned with the Golden Ball yesterday, the flea, nicknamed “the prize hunter”, did not receive a single award during his career, which is the golden foot won by the Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, a professional in the ranks of Liverpool.

France Football magazine announced yesterday, Monday, that the Argentine star won for the seventh time in his career, an award given to the best player in the world at the end of each year. .

Lionel Messi has not won the Golden Foot award throughout his career so far, despite the victory of Cristiano Ronaldo, his traditional rival, last year with the Italian Juventus shirt, and most recently Salah.

The French Principality of Monaco has presented the award since 2003 to outstanding players at the collective and individual levels, who are known for their brilliance in other matters far from football, and one of the conditions for winning it is that the player must be over 28 years old, and it is granted to any player only once in its history.

The first winner of the award was Roberto Baggio, the Italian star of Brescia in 2003 and the legend of Italian football as a runner-up for the 1994 World Cup. The Brazilian phenomenon Ronaldo also got it in 2006, a player in Real Madrid. Al-Flea has not been crowned with the award despite being over 28 years old since 2015.

Mohamed Salah won the Golden Foot Award, outperforming many stars, as he made sure that his wife received the award from veteran Brazilian star Dani Alves, right back of Barcelona, ​​during the ceremony, in honor of her.
Salah, 29, grabbed the Golden Foot award for the current year, outperforming several prominent stars in Europe, led by Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, Argentine striker Sergio Aguero, his compatriot Lionel Messi, and Polish star Robert Lewandowski.

10 players were nominated by a panel of international journalists to win the Golden Foot, provided the player is over 28 years old, and then voted by the public in an online poll to choose the winner.

Mohamed Salah became the first Arab player to win the award, as well as the third African player after Samuel Eto’o and Didier Drogba.

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