Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’Or for record Seventh Time
Written by Boom Radio on November 29, 2021
Paris St-Germain and Argentina forward Lionel Messi won the 2021 Ballon d’Or for a record seventh time.
The 34-year old helped his country win the Copa America, his first international honour, and has scored 40 goals in 2021 – 28 for Barcelona, four for Paris St-Germain and eight for Argentina.
Bayern Munich and Poland striker Robert Lewandowski came second, Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho was third and Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema finished fourth while Chelsea’s French midfielder, Ngolo Kante finished fifth.
Lewandowski, who scored 53 goals in all competitions in 2021 for Bayern, was awarded the Striker of the Year prize, a new award that was only announced hours before the ceremony began.
Paris St-Germain’s Gianluigi Donnarumma, who helped Italy win Euro 2020, won the Yashin Trophy for best goalkeeper, while Champions League winners Chelsea were named Club of the Year.
Barcelona midfielder, Pedri won the Kopa Trophy for the best player aged under 21.