Messi claims Ballon d’Or for seventh time

Lionel Messi acquired the boys’s Ballon d’Or award for a record-extending seventh time at a ceremony in Paris on Monday.

Messi acquired the ultimate model of the Ballon d’Or in 2019 sooner than remaining yr’s awards had been cancelled due to the pandemic. He moreover acquired in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and in 2015.

The 34-year-old scored 38 aims in 48 video video games remaining season for Barcelona and acquired the Copa del Rey sooner than captaining Argentina to Copa America glory in July.

That was the first essential worldwide title of his glittering occupation, which had been spent totally with Barcelona sooner than his tearful departure from the Camp Nou in August and subsequent switch to Paris Saint-Germain.

Messi has carried out merely 11 video video games for PSG up to now, scoring 4 aims, nonetheless he was rewarded as so much as one thing for his continued brilliance down the years.

He has now acquired the Ballon d’Or twice better than his earlier rival Cristiano Ronaldo — between them they’ve acquired 12 of the ultimate 13 editions with the exception coming in 2018 when Luka Modric claimed the prize.

Prolific Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski accomplished second and Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho was third throughout the voting by a jury of journalists from across the globe.

Ronaldo, within the meantime, bought right here in sixth.

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