|Lionel Messi at the hands of Ballon d’Or. Paris last night: AFP|
He left this November last year. The football world is remembering him in November this year. Since the Ballon d’Or is this November and the guy is Diego Maradona — how can you forget him!
That is why Lionel Messi remembered his predecessor at the Ballon d’Or in Thiech du Chatelet in Paris. The night was this Argentine star of PSG. Ballon d’Or won the Player of the Year award for the seventh time.
Don’t miss the Messi legend who won the award in the month of Maradona’s death, that’s what happened! Messi, who won the seventh Ballon d’Or, paid tribute to the legend who won the World Cup on November 25 last year.
Messi recalled Maradona’s playing live on the giant screen during the ceremony, recalling him, “I received the news of his death at home. Before the news broke, Dad wanted to know if Diego had heard the news. Is dead. He’s not good, I knew it. But I didn’t think it was like dying. The news was terrible. ‘
Messi also reminisced about Maradona, saying, “I first met Diego at one of his events. He left before the ceremony began. Give me a greeting and some words. That was a wonderful moment. Like all other Argentines, Diego is the best to me. I had the good fortune to spend time with him. I got him as a coach at a very good time in his life. He enjoyed the game, the practice, the World Cup. It was a great time for us. “
Maradona coached the Argentine national team from 2006 to 2010. Maradona stepped down as coach after Argentina’s 4–0 defeat to Germany in the 2010 World Cup quarter-finals.
In addition to Maradona, another legend was commemorated at the Ballon d’Or, Gard Miller. Robert Lewandowski, the Polish striker from Bayern Munich, spoke about the German legend who migrated to the land of no return last August
Leva, who won the Striker of the Year award, lost to Messi in the race to become the Player of the Year. “I hope he recovers,” Lewandowski said of Mueller. It was a difficult day for his family and for Bayern Munich. We lost a player with a great personality. The ball where he was there all the time. Probably scoring goals with all parts of the body, he is a role model. His legs are my source of inspiration. ‘
Gard Miller is one of the best goalscorers of all time in the history of football. Miller, the 1974 World Cup winner, has scored six goals in 72 appearances for Germany. He has scored 365 goals in 428 appearances for Bayern in the Bundesliga.