Leo was awarded the Ballon d'Or for the 2022-2023 season at the gala ceremony held in Paris on Monday night. The Argentine claims the accolade for the eighth time, an unprecedented achievement in the history of the game. Leo collects the most prestigious individual prize in the sport after lifting the World Cup with Argentina in December 2022, a tournament in which he landed the Golden Ball and the Silver Boot, courtesy of his seven goals and three assists in his seven outings. In addition, he scored in the round of 16, quarter-finals, semis and in the final against France on Qatari soil.
Leo recorded 32 goals and 25 assists in his 55 games for PSG and Inter Miami during the 2022-2023 season. The Argentine attacker also won the Ligue 1 title with the Parisian outfit and the Leagues Cup with Inter – the first trophy triumph in the history of the MLS club.
Leo's Ballon d'Or triumphs: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, 2021 and 2023.