Argentine forward Lionel Messi was crowned champion of Ligue 1 in France, a title that makes him the most winning player in soccer history. We tell you which other athletes complete the list.
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Lionel Andrés Messi, after winning Ligue 1 in the 2022-2023 season, surpassed Brazilian Dani Alves as the soccer player with the most championships in his career as a professional athlete. With this league championship, the PSG striker added his 43rd title in official competitions.
During his career, Messi won 35 titles with Barcelona in Spain, of which 25 were in national competitions and 10 in international championships. During his time in France, the striker has already won 3 trophies with the Paris Saint-Germain jersey. Leo won Ligue 1 in the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 seasons. He also won the French Super Cup in 2022.
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With the Argentine National Team, Messi broke the bad streak he had with this team and now has 5 championships with the 'Albiceleste'. During his career representing his country, the striker won the 2020 Copa América, the 2022 Conmebol-UEFA Champions Cup, the U-20 World Cup, 2008 Olympic Gold and the 2022 World Cup.
With this ranking, there is a high percentage of athletes who went through the golden age of Barcelona in Spain, a team that knew how to dominate the world a few years ago. Given this, the club became one of the most successful in the history of soccer, so most of its most representative players added a considerable number of trophies.
On the other hand, we must highlight what was done by the Welshman Ryan Giggs, Manchester United legend. This winger played his entire career as a professional athlete in the Premier League, an aspect that led him to be considered one of the most relevant players in the history of the 'Red Devils'.