Lionel Messi and his Ballon d’Or had been in risk-free fingers Monday night as the Planet Cup winner flew back again from Paris with his bodyguard in tow.
The Inter Miami star picked up his eighth Ballon d’Or during a ceremony in the French funds Monday night time beating Manchester City’s 52-intention star Erling Haaland to the prestigious soccer award.
But the Argentine squandered no time sticking all over in Paris – the property of his former club Paris Saint-Germain – as he and his loved ones seemingly flew back again to the United States in the early hrs of Tuesday early morning.
The Entire world Cup winner and his valuable cargo ended up very well-shielded on the flight home as they had been joined by Messi’s ex-Navy SEAL bodyguard Yassine Chueko.
Chueko shared a image to his Instagram tale all-around 6am CET of himself posing with the soccer celebrity and his most recent prize.
Lionel Messi and his bodyguard Yassine Chueko posed with the Ballon d’Or on a private jet
The ex-Navy SEAL had guided the ahead by way of the pink carpet at the ceremony Monday
The Argentine World Cup winner gathered his eighth Ballon d’Or award Monday night
The bodyguard donned a black hoodie for the trip although a bleary-eyed Messi was however dressed in his shirt and bowtie, suggesting he boarded the aircraft straight from his celebrations.
Chueko had guided the forward through the purple carpet in Paris Monday evening as Messi built his way into the ceremony.
In advance of shifting to Inter Miami in the summer months, 36-yr-previous Messi masterminded Argentina’s Globe Cup victory in Qatar, scoring twice in the course of the remaining, even though also discovering the again of the net during a penalty shootout, to enable the workforce defeat 2018 winners France.
He also scored a whopping 32 plans in 55 games throughout all competitions for PSG, to assistance the side clinch the Ligue 1 title.
David Beckham, the co-proprietor of Inter Miami, presented him with the coveted award at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, to a standing ovation from members of the group.
Messi conquer out Haaland to the award but the Manchester City ahead failed to go away vacant-handed, professing the Gerd Muller Trophy for the best striker, immediately after his stunning 52-objective time, supporting Metropolis win the Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League.
Chueko is ordinarily found at the Miami video games, stalking the sidelines and subsequent Messi all over the discipline to hold him risk-free.
The Argentina Planet Cup winner is a single of the most famed faces ever in the globe of activity and games can often be disrupted by fans jogging onto the pitch and up to Messi to get a selfie.
Chueko was viewed following Messi, spouse Antonela and their a few sons, Thiago, Mateo and Ciro
Chueko, an ex-Navy SEAL, is commonly spotted along with Messi at Inter Miami game titles
In truth, previously in October Chueko instinctively sprang into lifetime when an eight-yr-outdated lover ran onto the subject at Miami’s DRV PNK Stadium when Messi was close by.
Chueko reacted fast to end the boy acquiring to Messi but when he realized it was only a child, he walked the supporter more than to his idol and they obtained a picture jointly.
Messi and Miami were being set to vacation to China for a postseason mini tour but that has reportedly been cancelled because of to ‘bureaucratic and commercial issues’, which compel the Herons to stay at the Florida Blue Coaching Center to train till mid-November.
Beckham’s MLS facet narrowly missed out on creating the playoffs, irrespective of a unexpected charge motivated by Messi’s arrival. On the other hand, the 36-calendar year-previous did lead the club to its very first piece of silverware in the inaugural Leagues Cup.