Messi nominated in three categories for ESPY 2023 award [Full list]

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has been nominated in three categories for the ESPY 2023 award.

The prize is given by American TV broadcaster ABC.

Messi had a spectacular year and helped Argentina win the 2022 FIFA World Cup, scoring seven goals and providing three assists.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner also scored twice in the final against France at the Lusail Iconic Stadium.

Messi’s performance has been nominated for the ESPY Best Championship Performance category. Other candidates in the category are Nikola Jokic (NBA), Rose Zhang (LPGA) and Leon Edwards (UFC).

The 35-year-old was also nominated in the best athlete category alongside the likes of Aaron Judge (Baseball), Patrick Mahomes (NFL) and Nikola Jokic (NBA).

The former Barcelona captain is also a nominee for the Best Soccer Player category alongside Aitana Bonmati, Erling Haaland, and Sophia Smith.

Messi won the best international athlete award at the ESPY back in 2015.

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