Lionel Messi Has Made History At The Laureus World Sports Awards!

Lionel Messi made history by winning both team and individual awards in the same year after leading Argentina to victory in the 2022 World Cup, scoring seven goals and winning the Golden Ball award. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won the Laureus Sportswoman of the Year trophy for the sixth time after winning her fifth world title in the women's 100m event at the World Athletics Championships.

Christian Eriksen won Comeback of the Year after returning to football following a cardiac arrest, while Carlos Alcaraz was named World Breakthrough of the Year for winning the US Open and becoming tennis' youngest men's number one. The winners were voted on by members of the Laureus Academy.