The thrilling battle for the 2023 Ballon d’Or Awards between Lionel Messi and Erling Haaland ended with the Argentine securing his record-breaking eighth title at the 67th edition of the prestigious awards.
France Football, the organizers of the annual event honoring the world’s best footballers, recently released a detailed breakdown of the voting points from each participating nation.
Messi received 462 points, according to Essentially Sports, firmly establishing his claim to the prestigious award. Meanwhile, Haaland, the expected runner-up in the race for the prize, amassed 357 points, trailing Messi by 105 points.
Kylian Mbappe received 270 points for third place, while Kevin De Bruyne received 100 points for fourth place.