Who ring it best? Lionel Messi, Tom Brady or Michael Jordan? After Argentina's football icon joins sports greats in taking epic photo with championship rings following eighth Ballon d'Or win

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  • Lionel Messi joins sports greats successful taking an epic photograph pinch title rings 
  • He was fixed nan 14-carat golden rings by Adidas pursuing his Ballon d'Or win
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By James Evans For Mailonline

Published: 12:34 EDT, 1 November 2023 | Updated: 12:40 EDT, 1 November 2023

Lionel Messi picked up his eighth Ballon d'Or title, winning nan men's award astatine nan 2023 ceremonial pursuing his outstanding season.

The Argentine led his state to World Cup glory - defeating France connected penalties successful nan last past year. 

He besides scored a whopping 32 goals successful 55 games crossed each competitions for PSG, to thief nan broadside clinch nan Ligue 1 title. The forward moved to MLS broadside Inter Miami in nan summertime and has already enjoyed a successful commencement to life successful America - helping nan broadside win nan Leagues Cup against Nashville. 


As good arsenic scooping yet different Ballon d'Or, nan guardant was talented pinch 8 aureate rings. 

The Inter Miami guardant was fixed nan 14-carat golden rings by sportswear elephantine Adidas. Each ring, which are reportedly group to beryllium auctioned off, signifies 1 of Messi's Ballon d'Or victories. 

Lionel Messi claimed his eighth Ballon d'Or title connected Monday nighttime successful Paris

Lionel Messi has been talented 8 aureate rings by Adidas to people his eighth Ballon d'Or 

They characteristic an inscription relating to memorable moments successful Messi's career, including 1 which has 3 stars to people Argentina's World Cup triumphs and different pinch nan number '91' to people his grounds goals tally successful a almanac year. 

Each ringing represents nan following: 

  • 2009: "El Beso" - pays homage to Messi's ceremony successful Barcelona's Champions League triumph complete Manchester United
  • 2010: "Apunta Al Cielo" - successful homage to his mysterious ceremony dedicated to his grandma Celia
  • 2011: "GOAT" - being nan fig of nan Pep Guardiola's all-conquering Barcelona side
  • 2012: "91" - for nan number of goals successful a almanac year, a record.
  • 2015: To people his past Champions League title. He won 4 successful full for Barca
  • 2019: For obtaining his past Golden Shoe. His tally of six is simply a record
  • 2021: "South American Champion" for winning nan Copa América, being nan MVP and apical scorer.
  • 2023: The 3 stars, honouring Argentina's 3 World Cups.

'It's bully to beryllium present erstwhile much to bask this moment,' said Messi. 'To beryllium capable to triumph nan World Cup and execute my dream.' 

He replicated a akin airs by 11-time NBA title victor Russell from an iconic photoshoot successful 1996. With Messi being pictured wearing nan 8 rings, nan shot icon joins galore sports greats successful taking an epic photograph pinch title rings.

Back successful October, Tom Brady took to Instagram to observe nan Las Vegas Aces' WNBA Finals triumph arsenic he added yet different title ringing to his collection. 

The Aces defeated nan New York Liberty 70-69 successful a Game 4 thriller to triumph their 2nd consecutive title - little than a period aft Brady was officially approved arsenic nan team's number owner.

The title is nan eighth that Brady has been progressive successful aft he won a staggering Seven Bowls (six pinch nan Patriots, 1 pinch nan Buccaneers) successful nan NFL.

One image of Messi appears to salary homage to NBA fable Bill Russell (right) 

Tom Brady won his seventh title ringing pinch nan Tampa Bay Buccaneers aft they defeated Kansas City Chiefs successful 2021 

Soon after, nan erstwhile NFL prima took to Instagram to show disconnected his ringing collection

Brady added an eighth ringing to his haul aft nan Las Vegas Aces won nan WNBA Finals against nan New York Liberty this year 

His past occurrence astatine nan Super Bowl came backmost successful 2021 - erstwhile he won nan title with Tampa Bay Buccaneers aft they defeated Kansas City Chiefs.

Soon aft winning his last Super Bowl title, Brady showed disconnected his postulation of title rings.  

Taking to Instagram, Brady captioned nan post: 'How it started vs. How it's going,' posting a photograph taken from his early playing days for nan New England Patriots on pinch a photograph of him pinch each 7 rings.

One of nan top quarterbacks to ever play nan crippled retired from shot earlier this year.

Former NBA icon Michael Jordan won each six of his title rings pinch nan Chicago Bulls

Former NBA prima Michael Jordan won each six of his title rings pinch nan Chicago Bulls. He is considered by galore to beryllium nan top hoops subordinate of all-time. 

Jordan went to six NBA Finals during his profession and won each of them successful ascendant manner - pinch each crippled ne'er having to spell to a seventh game. His six NBA Championships is among nan highest immoderate subordinate has achieved successful nan sport.

It has been reported that each ringing is weighted astatine astir £123,000 ($150,000) - pinch each six worthy astir a million.

After a sparkling profession pinch nan Bulls and Washington Wizards, Jordan decided to telephone it quits backmost successful 2003. 

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