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The Ballon d'Or, one of the most coveted awards in the world of soccer, is about to be awarded for 2023.

The 2023 Ballon d'Or will take centre stage on October 30 as the footballing world waits expectantly to see who will win the top awards from France Football.

The 36-year-old Messi won ahead of Manchester City forward Erling Haaland and his former PSG teammate Kylian Mbappe.

Aitana Bonmati won the women's award for guiding Spain to victory at the Women's World Cup in August.

A year after missing out on the shortlist for the 2022 Ballon d'Or, and despite leaving top-level European soccer behind, Messi has recovered his crown.

He won the sport's biggest individual prize due to his tremendous World Cup.

His final season with PSG was less shiny. Although PSG won a record-extending 11th French league, it again exited the Champions League in the round of 16.

Since moving to Inter Miami in the United States, Messi has already picked up his first silverware there by inspiring the team to victory in the U.S. Leagues Cup.

For the first time last year, the trophy awarded by France Football magazine was based on achievements from the past season.

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