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Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by AImiron: 9:28pm On Dec 05, 2023
After winning the Ballon d'Or, Lionel Messi has scooped up another incredible individual honour to add to his already glistening football collection.

Lionel Messi became the first ever individual football player to be named TIME Magazine's 'Athlete of the Year'.

The Inter Miami star had only recently finished celebrating after scooping up his record breaking eighth Ballon d'Or award. He beat Manchester City Treble winner Erling Haaland and World Cup finalist Kylian Mbappe to the iconic individual award.

TIME announced Messi as their 2023 Athlete of the Year. He is the first ever individual soccer star to be awarded the honour in the magazine's history.

In 2019, the US Women's National Team were the first ever soccer players to be accredited with the award. The other proceeding individual honours were scooped up by LA Lakers icon LeBron James, gymnastics superstar Simone Biles and baseball legend Aaron Judge.

source: DAILYSTARUK

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by MDBAKP: 9:46pm On Dec 05, 2023
[quote author=AImiron post=127336794]After winning the Ballon d'Or, Lionel Messi has scooped up another incredible individual honour to add to his already glistening football collection.

Lionel Messi became the first ever individual football player to be named TIME Magazine's 'Athlete of the Year'.

The Inter Miami star had only recently finished celebrating after scooping up his record breaking eighth Ballon d'Or award. He beat Manchester City Treble winner Erling Haaland and World Cup finalist Kylian Mbappe to the iconic individual award.

TIME announced Messi as their 2023 Athlete of the Year. He is the first ever individual soccer star to be awarded the honour in the magazine's history.

In 2019, the US Women's National Team were the first ever soccer players to be accredited with the award. The other proceeding individual honours were scooped up by LA Lakers icon LeBron James, gymnastics superstar Simone Biles and baseball legend Aaron Judge.

source: [url=https://www.dail

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by TINUBUISMAD: 10:34pm On Dec 05, 2023
sad
LIONEL MESSI is the greatest of the greatest and the best of the best when it comes to football

Nobody born of a woman come close. What he does with football is unimaginable. He is a beauty to behold when he's on the pitch

Messi is god of soccer. Nobody comes close

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by Nbote(m): 10:42pm On Dec 05, 2023
Some Fanboys will still come to claim it was stolen

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by TINUBUISMAD: 10:49pm On Dec 05, 2023
Nbote:
Some Fanboys will still come to claim it was stolen
They should go to court

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by sotall(m): 8:51am On Dec 06, 2023
cool
GOAT 🐐 for a reason

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by johnujo: 8:52am On Dec 06, 2023
I thought i was the first. Who made this list ?

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by ecolime(m): 8:52am On Dec 06, 2023
Junior 🐐 really had a great 2023.

Probably his last gift before retirement.

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by Beuberry(f): 8:52am On Dec 06, 2023
It's not an achievement. Na person first win ballon dor.

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by gladdensir(m): 8:53am On Dec 06, 2023
Mumu achievement

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by ATEAMS: 8:53am On Dec 06, 2023
If the highest aim of a captain was to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by Yugoslavia247(m): 8:54am On Dec 06, 2023
Ronaldo deserves this and more.

Yeah.

Aljazeerà athlete of the jihad
Maybe next year sha

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by BigBlackPreek(m): 8:54am On Dec 06, 2023
Greatest Sportsman Of All Time

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by BigBlackPreek(m): 8:54am On Dec 06, 2023
Nbote:
Some Fanboys will still come to claim it was stolen
them go explain tire

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by IjebuWarrior: 8:55am On Dec 06, 2023
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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by tradepunter: 8:55am On Dec 06, 2023
Ronaldo be crying like a bitccchhh now hahsah

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by Rahkman: 8:55am On Dec 06, 2023
Pendu pendu

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by twilliamx(m): 8:56am On Dec 06, 2023
Cos he fits into whatever agenda the elites are planning

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by fabolouz1(m): 8:56am On Dec 06, 2023
Nevertheless CR7 is the best footballer in history.

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by Tywo2018: 8:56am On Dec 06, 2023
He will definitely not be the last. His Grace I tap, Don't hate.

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by 007Marvel(m): 8:57am On Dec 06, 2023
Ronaldo is a better Athlete if you know what the word means! Messi is gifted! So he doesn't have to do much to excell but Ronaldo has had to break human limitations to keep up! I doubt people giving out award even knows what those awards represents anymore.

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by Bigseven(m): 8:57am On Dec 06, 2023
FIFA d OR grin was gifted another gift again grin
GOATnaldo remains the greatest athlete. Suuiiiiiiiii

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by Ojuntana: 9:01am On Dec 06, 2023
ecolime:
Junior 🐐 really had a great 2023.

Probably his last gift before his retirement.
Has he gone for his flogging in Iran

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by kerry57: 9:01am On Dec 06, 2023
That is because he is in America nah. Time magazine na America, make them go sleep, all his years of wonders in Barca, them no see am crown abi?

Jobbers in journalism

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by barinedan(m): 9:02am On Dec 06, 2023
Some fans at the other end will be in pains throughout the remaining days of the year

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Re: Leo Messi Is First Footballer To Be Crowned Time Magazine's 'Athlete Of The Year by Fira09(m): 9:02am On Dec 06, 2023
GOAT for a reason.

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