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Messi misses out on The Best

Leo Messi hasn't won any more awards in the year 2022. Despite receiving FIFA's The Finest award for the season's greatest player, the Argentine was not selected as the world's best player for 2021. 

This was going to be a tough year for Messi. While Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah were strong contenders, the 2020 winner edged out the PSG star. A month earlier, he won the Ballon d'Or, but the Argentine couldn't add The Best to that honor. 

In 2021, Leo Messi appeared in 61 games for Barcelona, scoring 43 goals and assisting on 17 more. 

It's not only that Messi's stats were impressive in 2021. With Argentina, he also won his first ever trophy. In the summer, he won the Copa America. 

In 2021, that was his most significant accomplishment. Argentina won the Copa America after beating Brazil in the final in Brazil, and he left Barcelona to join Paris Saint-Germain. 

Argentina's Lionel Messi:

A year broken down into two parts. 

It's possible to divide Leo Messi's 2021 into two distinct parts. The first part covered his time at Barcelona, and the second half covered his time at PSG. 

Leo Messi was at his best in the first half of the season. During the Copa America, he was Argentina's best player, leading the attack for Barcelona and dazzling throughout the tournament. 

Everything went awry once Barcelona was unable to extend his contract. In 16 games for Paris Saint-Germain, he has scored six goals and assisted on four others.

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