Lionel Messi sets Ballon d’Or record, Barca’s Putellas wins women’s award

Lionel Messi has change into the first participant to win seven Ballons d’Or, edging Robert Lewandowski to the title as best males’s participant in Europe.

The PSG star was joined on the women’s aspect by Alexia Putellas, who performs at his longtime membership of Barcelona. Four Chelsea women’s players — Sam Kerr, Pernille Harder, Jessie Fleming, and Fran Kerby — accomplished inside the prime ten.

Copa America and Copa del Rey profitable Messi shined for Argentina and Barcelona, respectively, and strikes two trophies away from Cristiano Ronaldo.

 

Chelsea’s Jorginho accomplished third inside the voting, giving the Premier League a second-straight yr with a top-three vote-getter.

Blues teammate N’Golo Kante accomplished fifth, and Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema ranked fourth.

Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah was moreover inside the prime 10, ending seventh, one spot ahead of Kevin De Bruyne.

Cristiano Ronaldo skipped the ceremony and accomplished exterior the very best ten for first time since 2010.

Gianluigi Donnarumma was awarded the Lev Yashin Trophy as best goalkeeper of 2020, whereas Chelsea was named Club of the Year.

Three Canadians made the women’s prime ten, as PSG’s Ashley Lawrence and Portland’s Christine SInclair had been joined by Fleming after profitable gold on the Olympics.

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