“Super Golden Ball” .. Will Messi be crowned with the rarest European award?

The first ever Ballon d’Or was handed out in 1956 and many of the world’s greatest players got their hands on it.

But only one winner of the Super Ballon d’Or is Real Madrid legend, Alfredo Di Stéfano.

Di Stéfano scored 308 goals for Real and was instrumental in five successive European Cup victories, between 1956 and 1960.

He won the Ballon d’Or twice, in 1957 and 1959, but 30 years after his second victory, France Football once again celebrated his achievement in a unique way, with the “Super”.

In 1989, France Football magazine awarded Di Stéfano the “Super Ballon d’Or”, coinciding with the magazine’s 30th anniversary and celebrating the best player in the past three decades.

Di Stefano was born in Argentina and played there until 1949. He later went on to represent Colombia and Spain, and obtained the citizenship that qualified him for this cup.

Legends Johan Cruyff and Michel Platini were among the nominees, but the award went to Di Stefano, 30 years after his second Ballon d’Or win.

The trophy looks a lot like the familiar Ballon d’Or, but it contains lots of mini golden footballs that look like Ferrero Rocher chocolates at the base.

The one-of-a-kind trophy was housed in the Real Madrid Museum at the Santiago Bernabéu for years, but then was put up for auction in London, in September of 2021, as part of an event called “From the estate of Alfredo Di Stéfano” alongside other iconic memorabilia from his career. .

According to Julien’s Auctions, the trophy sold for £187,500 ($225,993).

And in 1995, the “Super Ballon d’Or” honoring non-European stars was handed to Argentine legend Diego Maradona.

But now that he’s finally got his hands on the World Cup, many fans think seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi should have his own version.

Will the award go to Messi?

It is now said that Messi is on his way to winning the Super Ballon d’Or, the most famous and rare award, which has so far been won only by Di Stéfano.

To win this award, you must be born in a European country, according to the site supervising it. However, Di Stefano was born in Argentina, but was still eligible for the award due to his Spanish nationality.

The site mentionedMance Rhodes India“There is a strong possibility that France Football will change its rules this year to allow non-European players to win this award. Having won this year’s World Cup with Argentina, Messi’s resume is unparalleled. While there has never been a shadow of doubt about his quality at club level His international level was nothing short of exceptional.

Messi also has Spanish citizenship. Which may qualify him to win this award as well.

Messi won many titles with his former club, Barcelona, ​​​​and won a group of local titles with Paris Saint-Germain, and he was crowned with the Golden Ball 7 times.

Messi crowned his career, Sunday, in Qatar with the most expensive titles, which was still lacking in his record by winning the World Cup after a crazy final, as the Argentine scored two goals from his team’s hat-trick, while his colleague in Saint-Germain, Kylian Mbappe, scored a hat-trick for the “roosters” team, topping the list of scorers. Championship with 8 goals.

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