Soccer superstar Lionel Messi has been named Time Magazine's Athlete of the Year for 2023.
Messi, 36, cemented his legacy as one of the greatest in the sport's history after he won the World Cup with Argentina last year.
In October, he won the coveted Ballon d'Or for a record eighth time.
Messi is credited with drastically impacting soccer interest in the United States after his move from Europe to Major League Soccer's Inter Miami.
According to Time, Messi earns more than $20 million a year playing for Miami.