By Alveer Hossain
While it’s new to pretty much everyone, obviously since only one player in history has ever won it before – but such a thing called ‘The Super Ballon d’Or’ does exist, and Leo Messi could be the 2nd ever recipient to receive it; which happens to be football’s most rare & prestigious trophy.
….what exactly is the ‘Super Ballon d’Or’? It is a trophy that has been awarded only once in football’s history and is believed to be given to the best-performing footballer of the past 30 years. The legendary Alfredo di Stefano is the only one to win it, beating the likes of Johan Cruyff and Michel Platini to the award, after helping Real Madrid win the first five consecutive European Cups back in the 1950s.
In that time, Di Stefano won two ‘normal’ Ballon d’Ors, as well as one Intercontinental Cup, two Copa Latinas, eight La Liga titles, one Copa de España, and a Small Club World Cup, scoring 308 goals in 396 appearances for Real. France Football has never given the Super Ballon d’Or out since, but that could finally be about to change now as things stand and if rumors are to be true – and the change can happen by someone who has surpassed & broken most of the records there is.
From trebles to sextuples, league trophies to finally international ones, Messi has won it all while scoring 799 goals & providing 388 assists in 1,025 career games, along with having 7 Ballon d’Ors to his name in the meanwhile, and the 8th in contention after his stunning leadership in Argentina’s World Cup win; making him the 2nd contender ever for the ‘Super’ prestigious trophy for his consistent performances for nearly two decades.
Leo Messi’s career has been a fantastic story so far, and he’s 35 with no signs of slowing down yet. Giving such recognition to a player of his caliber will undoubtedly be the cherry on top of the cake.