Argentine international football icon, Leo Messi, has been crowned the 2023 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.
Laureus revealed this in a post on its Instagram page on Monday.
The Laureus World Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year, which was first awarded in 2000, is an annual award honouring the achievements of individual men from the world of sports.
The organisers wrote, “🏆 #leomessi is the 2023 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.“
The iconic footballer reached even greater heights last year, when he inspired #afaseleccion to a historic third #fifaworldcup triumph. #Laureus23.”
Reacting to the announcement, Messi commented, “Muchas gracias!!!”, which means, “Thank you so much.”