Kylian Mbappe brutally mocked by fans for Ballon d'Or facial expressions as Lionel Messi wins award

Kylian Mbappe Ballon d'or

Kylian Mbappe looked hurt after missing out on the Ballon d'Or award to Lionel Messi

Jack Otway

By Jack Otway

Published: 31/10/2023

- 08:43

Updated: 31/10/2023

- 09:04

The Paris Saint-Germain star finished third at the ceremony in France

Kylian Mbappe has been ruthlessly mocked by fans for his facial expressions at Monday's Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris.

The PSG star propelled his side to another Ligue 1 title last term, while also shining for France as they reached the World Cup final.

However, Mbappe's wait for a first Ballon d'Or award has gone on with the striker finishing third in the standings.

Lionel Messi took the top prize, having propelled Argentina to a first World Cup since 1986.

Kylian Mbappe Ballon d'Or

Kylian Mbappe looked glum while attending the Ballon d'Or awards in France


That was enough to beat Erling Haaland, despite the Norway international breaking records with his goalscoring antics for Manchester City.

Mbappe was caught on camera looking glum at times during the ceremony in France.

And fans online have decided to mock the 24-year-old, with one X user saying: "Mbappe shows up to every single balon dor ceremony just to get mad."

Another user said: "Blud, just stop attending and start watching TV."

A third stated: "Had he moved to PL or Real Madrid he would have had at least had 1 Ballon D'or."

"He ain't even winning the next one," opined a fourth supporter.

A fifth said: "I feel bad bro gets 3rd every year."

And a sixth said: "If he wants to be happy, he should leave that dusted club."

Mbappe wasn't able to win a single award on Monday night.

The biggest prize, the Ballon d'Or itself, was accepted by Messi with the 36-year-old becoming the first player in MLS history to win the award.

Jude Bellingham won the Kopa Trophy for best young player, having dazzled for Borussia Dortmund, England and Real Madrid over the past 12 months.

There were boos for Emiliano Martinez as he secured the Yashin Trophy for his memorable save for Argentina against France in the World Cup final back in December.

Aitana Bonmati took home the Ballon d'Or Feminin prize.

And Haaland, Vinicius Jr and Manchester City were all recognised for their exploits as well.

As for Messi, the Inter Miami star was honoured after securing the Ballon d'Or for the eighth time of his career.

"I couldn't imagine having the career that I've had," he said.

"Everything that I've achieved. The fortune I've had playing for the best team in the world, the best team in history.

"It's nice to win these individual trophies. To win the Copa America and then the World Cup, to get it done is amazing."

David Beckham gave Messi his award in France.

And he also paid tribute to football icon Sir Bobby Charlton, who died at the age of 86 earlier this month.


Lionel Messi football

Lionel Messi was given his Ballon d'Or award by David Beckham at the ceremony in France


"I probably don't have to tell this room how special Sir Bobby was to the world of football," Beckham said.

"He was respected on the field for what he won but was respected even more off the field for what he stood for.

"He will be missed. When we looked up into the stands he would always be there cheering us on.

Lionel Messi Ballon d'Or

Lionel Messi has won more Ballon d'Or awards than any other player in football history


"He started it off for me. If it was not for Sir Bobby turning around to Manchester United and saying 'watch this young man' I probably would not have played for Manchester United.

"I owe him everything."

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