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GOAL50 men's category: Seventh heaven for Lionel Messi as World Cup winner edges out Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham

Lionel Messi has done it again! Just under a year after the No.10 claimed a record-breaking sixth GOAL50 victory, moving him one clear of long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo, he's now in seventh heaven, after pipping Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham to top spot in the 2023 edition.

Messi may have won Ligue 1 with Paris Saint-Germain before leading Inter Miami to Leagues Cup glory during the summer but his latest triumph in the one and only fan-fuelled football vote to establish the best player on the planet owes everything to his stunning performances during Argentina's triumphant 2022 World Cup campaign.

Haaland's Norway didn't qualify Qatar but the striker has rightly been recognised for breaking one goalscoring after another throughout Manchester City's treble-winning campaign, while Bellingham took third on the back of a stellar season at Borussia Dortmund that convinced Real Madrid to pay more than €100 million for the Englishman's services.

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