The 2 runners-up and 3rd runner-up of Ballon Dor 2023 all expressed their respect for Leo Messi on their personal pages.
Messi IG Update
“I just want to thank everyone around the world who has supported me so much throughout my career. I want to use a special way to dedicate this award to everyone and to my family, who have always been by my side.
I also want to share this Golden Ball with my teammates, coaching staff, staff at the Argentine national team… because without the World Cup, we would not have been able to win these awards together.
Congratulations to all the winners and thank you so much!”
Thomas Muller GO TO COMMENT under the article announcing Messi as the 2023 Ballon d’Or winner: Congratulations Lionel!
Summary of congratulations from friends and colleagues to Leo Messi:
Neymar: CONGRATULATIONS LEO. YOU ARE THE BEST ️
Suarez: A well-deserved AWARD for my friend, there are no words enough to describe the HISTORY you have written and will continue to create in world football . We are honored to witness the best player in HISTORY! I love you, dear friend
Mbappe: Congratulations Leo on his award. You deserve it
Verratti: Congratulations ️
Di Maria: Congratulations dwarf ️, you are the best in history 8 Golden Balls
Paredes: No more words to say captain Congratulations Lionel ️️️️
De Paul: The greatest in history! Congratulations little friend
Enzo: Greatest of all time Speechless, captain. Thank you very much ️
Licha: Congratulations @leomessi!! No words can describe him!! The best person in history
Locleso: Congratulations captain This is crazy
Cuti: The best player of all time Congratulations and thank you very much
Otamendi: Congratulations dwarf, you are unique, incomparable The best player in history
Kun: “Good, let’s play”
Allister: Congratulations on your worthy achievement
Busquest: Congratulations @leomessi. Proud of you and everything you’ve achieved year after year
Alba: How great you are!!! @leomessi. Congratulations on your new Golden Ball!!! You are the best
Xavi: Congratulations!! 8️
Beckham: It’s an honor to present Leo with his 8th Ballon d’Or tonight in Paris x what a special night for Leo and his family. It was a privilege to be there to celebrate such an incredible achievement, Miami is truly honored to have The Best. Congratulations my friend
Campana: The best player of all time
David Ruiz: Congratulations @leomessi
Kmillz: Congratulations D10S (god)
Victor: The best