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Messi Grabs Three Nominations In ESPY 2023

Messi Grabs Three Nominations In ESPY 2023

Argentine football icon, Lionel Messi stands a chance of winning three awards in the ESPY 2023 as he has been nominated in three categories of the award.


Due to his iconic display throughout the 2022-2023 season, Messi has been nominated in the ESPY Best Championship Performance category alongside superstars like Nikola Jokic (NBA), Rose Zhang (LPGA), and Leon Edwards (UFC).


He is also nominated in the best athlete category in which he will contend with Aaron Judge (Baseball), Patrick Mahomes (NFL), and Nikola Jokic (NBA).


Messi’s third nomination is in the Best Soccer Player category in which he would contend with Aitana Bonmati (FC Barcelona female player), Erling Haaland (Manchester City), and Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns females FC).


The award is handed out by American TV company ABC.


Messi’s stellar season for club and country has seen him bag the three nominations.


Argentina won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and Messi was adjudged the best player of the tournament.


He racked up seven goals and three assists at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.


Messi has already won the BBC Sport Star Of The Year award and the Laureus Sportsman of the year award.


The 35 year old won the 2022/23 French Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain and had a tally of 16 goals and 16 assists in 32 League appearances


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