Argentine playmaker, Lionel Messi, has become the most decorated player in football history as he helped his club, Inter Miami, capture their first-ever trophy following their victory against Nashville in the League Cup final played on Saturday, August, 19th 2023.

Messi with his League Cup, best player & Top scorer awards

Messi, who was named player of the tournament, has now won 44 trophies, more than any other player in the history of football.

The 36-year-old Argentinian fired into the top corner from outside the box to give Miami the lead against Nashville SC in the Leagues Cup final.

Fafa Picault leveled in the second half to send the game to penalties. and Miami sealed the victory with a 10-9 shootout win as Drake Callender saved Nashville goalkeeper Elliot Panicco’s spot-kick.

Messi’s side are now unbeaten in seven games on their way to winning the Leagues Cup, a tournament featuring MLS and Mexican Liga MX clubs.

The club had the worst record in Major League Soccer this season before Messi arrived alongside former Barcelona team-mates Jordi Alba and Sergio Busquets.

Co-owner David Beckham said the former Barcelona trio was instrumental in the club’s change in fortunes

David Beckham, hugging Messi at the end of the League Cup game

it is like a movie, you watch these players play and, emotionally, everything about their play is beautiful.

David Beckham,Inter Miami Co-owner

Miami have the chance to reach another final when they play Cincinnati in the semi-final of the US Open Cup on Wednesday, 25th August 2023.

Story: Ihuoma Ukeje