As expected for a few days, Lionel Messi obtained the 7th Ballon d’Or of his career. Not without relaunching the debate on this election.
It is an understatement to say that the Ballon d’Or France Football received very bad publicity on Monday. Football enthusiasts from all over the world have obviously followed with attention the ceremony organized at the Théâtre du Chatelet, in the heart of Paris. At the end of the television show, Lionel messi came to recover his 7th Ballon d’Or, he the record holder for the individual distinction (ahead of the five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo).
Messi’s new coronation had been expected for a few days, but he did not fail to react. And for good reason. Karim Benzema, one of the other favorites, was first announced in… 4th place! It was Jorginho who accompanied “La Pulga” and Robert lewandowski on the podium.
Messi asks for a Ballon d’Or for Lewandowski!
It was then discovered that Messi was very little ahead of “Lewy”, with 613 against 580 points. What to remind that France Football completely distorted his prestigious Ballon d’Or by partnering with Fifa from 2010 to 2015, before leaving the vote open to journalists from all over the world. 2 years ago, Virgil van Dijk obtained more votes from the European media …
Messi himself was keen to honor Polish striker Bayern during his speech. “ Robert, it’s an honor to be next, you deserve your Ballon d’Or last year, you won it and I hope France Football will give it to you. It is not possible otherwise, because I think you deserve to have a trophy in your home », Launched number 30 of the PSG, while the 2020 edition had been canceled by FF. Definitely …
HERE IS THE WINNER!
– Ballon d’Or #ballondor (@francefootball) November 29, 2021
The top 10 of the Ballon d’Or 2021:
1st: Lionel Messi (Barça then PSG)
2nd: Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)
3rd: Jorginho (Chelsea)
4th: Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
5th: N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
6th: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus then Man United)
7th: Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
8th: Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)
9th: Kylian Mbappé (PSG)
10th: Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan then PSG)
Read also: The 2021 Ballon d’Or ranking