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The Argentine led his country to World Cup glory - defeating France on penalties in the final last year.
He also scored a whopping 32 goals in 55 games across all competitions for PSG, to help the side clinch the Ligue 1 title. The forward moved to MLS side Inter Miami in the summer and has already enjoyed a successful start to life in America - helping the side win the Leagues Cup against Nashville.
As well as scooping yet another Ballon d'Or, the forward was gifted with eight golden rings.
The Inter Miami forward was given the 14-carat gold rings by sportswear giant Adidas. Each ring, which are reportedly set to be auctioned off, signifies one of Messi's Ballon d'Or victories.
Lionel Messi claimed his eighth Ballon d'Or title on Monday night in Paris
Lionel Messi has been gifted eight golden rings by Adidas to mark his eighth Ballon d'Or
They feature an inscription relating to memorable moments in Messi's career, including one which has three stars to mark Argentina's World Cup triumphs and another with the number '91' to mark his record goals tally in a calendar year.
Each ring represents the following:2009: "El Beso" - pays homage to Messi's celebration in Barcelona's Champions League victory over Manchester United 2010: "Apunta Al Cielo" - in homage to his mystical celebration dedicated to his grandmother Celia 2011: "GOAT" - being the figure of the Pep Guardiola's all-conquering Barcelona side 2012: "91" - for the number of goals in a calendar year, a record. 2015: To mark his last Champions League title. He won four in total for Barca 2019: For obtaining his last Golden Shoe. His tally of six is a record 2021: "South American Champion" for winning the Copa América, being the MVP and top scorer. 2023: The three stars, honouring Argentina's three World Cups.
'It's nice to be here once more to enjoy this moment,'