Lionel Messi, Inter Miami CF star, has officially won the Ballon d'Or for the eighth time.
After receiving his award, Messi said, "I couldn't imagine having the career that I've had. Everything that I've achieved."
The award comes after Messi led Argentina to the World Cup last year and soon after moved to Florida to join Inter Miami.
The World Cup was likely to be Messi's last chance at winning the prize. He had already lost it four times prior, including a loss in the finals to Germany in 2014.
Messi is breaking a record with this award, becoming the first MLS player to receive it. The award was handed to him by David Beckham, Inter Miami's co-owner.
Winning this Ballon d'Or at 36 years old makes Messi the second oldest player to ever win it, behind Stanley Matthews who was 41 when he won it in 1956.
Messi won six of his eight Ballons d'Or while he was playing for Barcelona, a club where he was the record goalscorer and appearance holder.
Messi's performance at the 2022 World Cup was what earned him this prestigious award, as he assisted three goals and scored seven.