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Argentina captain Lionel Messi becomes first player to win FIFA world cup ‘Golden Ball’ twice

Lionel Messi's team Argentina finally managed to win the World Cup title after 36 years by defeating France in the final. With this Argentina captain Lionel Messi became the first player to win FIFA world cup 'Golden Ball' twice.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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FIFA World Cup 2022: Lionel Messi’s team Argentina finally managed to win the World Cup title after 36 years by defeating France in the final. The final result was decided by a penalty shootout in which France repeated history by defeating Argentina 4–2. The last time Argentina was successful in winning the title was in the year 1986. Now after 36 years, under the captaincy of Messi, Argentina created history and was successful in winning the title for the third time.

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Lionel Messi Word Record
Even though the legendary Messi did not get the title of Golden Boot after the victory in the final, he was successful in winning the title of ‘Golden Ball’. The award Golden Ball is given to that player, who has done wonders for the best performance in the tournament.

Messi scored 7 goals in this entire tournament, and scored goals for fellow players on many occasions. Let us tell you that Messi is the only footballer in the world to win the title of ‘Golden Ball’ twice in the history of Football World Cup. Earlier, Messi had done wonders in the 2014 World Cup and was successful in winning the Golden Ball title.

Became the player with the most matches in the World Cup
Lionel Messi has also become the player with the most matches in the history of the World Cup. Messi has played 26 matches in the history of the World Cup. By doing this, he has broken the record of former German veteran Lothar Matthaus. Along with this, Messi has also become the only player in the world to score at least one goal in a league match, pre-quarter-final, quarter-final, semi-final and final in a season of the World Cup.

Full List Of Golden Ball Winners

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2022 Lionel Messi (Argentina)

2018 Luka Modric (Croatia)

2014 Lionel Messi (Argentina)

2010 Diego Forlan (Uruguay)

2006 Zinedine Zidane (France)

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2002 Oliver Kahn (Germany)

1998 Ronaldo (Brazil)

1994 Romario (Brazil)

1990 Salvatore Schillaci (Italy)

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1986 Diego Maradona (Argentina)

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1982 Paolo Rossi (Italy)

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