Argentinian superstar Lionel Messi has won a historic 7th Ballon d’Or. He beat Polish striker Robert Lewandowski to the golden ball. The Ballon d’Or wasn’t the only award given out, with the Kopa Award, Yachine Award and Ballon d’Or Féminin also being given out. New awards such as Best Striker and Club of the Year were also added to the roster.
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Messi’s former Barcelona teammate Pedri won the Kopa award meant for the best youngster of the year whilst current PSG teammate Gianluigi Donnarumma won the Yachine awars meant for the best keeper of the year. The Ballon d’Or Féminin was won by Barcelona midfielder Alexia Putellas.
Ballon d’Or runner up, Robert Lewandowski also won the best striker of the year award whilst Champions League holders Chelsea won best club of the year. Italian holding midfielder Jorginho rounded off the top three, finishing third because of his immensely successful year where he won the Champions League and the Euros.
Messi will be proud of his year, winning the Copa America with his country and winning a Copa Del Rey with Barcelona befpre leaving for Paris. When asked about Lewandowski and how he wasn’t given the award last year, he said this “Robert, you deserve your Ballon D’Or. Last year, everyone was in agreement to say that you were the big winner of this award”.
— Ballon d’Or #ballondor (@francefootball) November 29, 2021
Congratulations to Lionel Messi for winning yet another Ballon d’Or!