Lionel Messi and his World Cup-winning Argentina scored a double by being named Sportsman and Staff of the Yr on the Laureus World Sports activities Awards.
Messi captained Argentina, scored seven occasions and gained the Golden Ball as his nation gained the 2022 World Cup in Qatar in December.
He’s the primary athlete to win the crew and particular person awards in the identical 12 months.
Sportswoman of the 12 months went to Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce.
She gained the ladies’s 100m world title on the World Athletics Championships in Oregon in July, changing into the primary individual to win 5 golds in a person monitor occasion on the championships.
“This can be a particular honour,” stated Paris St-Germain ahead Messi, 35. “Significantly because the Laureus World Sports activities Awards are in Paris this 12 months, the town that has welcomed my household since we got here right here in 2021.
“I wish to thank all my team-mates, not solely from the nationwide crew but in addition at PSG – I’ve achieved none of this alone and I’m grateful to have the ability to share all the pieces with them.”
Full awards listing
Laureus World Sportsman of the Yr award: Lionel Messi
Laureus World Sportswoman of the Yr award: Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce
Laureus World Staff of the Yr award: Argentina males’s soccer crew
Laureus World Breakthrough of the Yr award: Carlos Alcaraz
Laureus World Comeback of the Yr award: Christian Eriksen
Laureus World Sportsperson of the Yr with a Incapacity award: Catherine Debrunner
Laureus World Motion Sportsperson of the Yr award: Eileen Gu
Laureus Sport for Good award: TeamUp (A programme for kids displaced by struggle by Barcelona and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski)
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