The merits of Leo Messi to raise his seventh Balloon of Gold
Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccittini has made history this Monday at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, where the Argentine star has collected his seventh Golden Ball, which accredits him as the best footballer in the world of this 2021.
The current player of the Paris Saint-Germain I was leaving, together with the French Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) and the Polish Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), as one of the great favorites to win again the highest individual award in the world of football, which last season was not awarded due to the pandemic and that the Rosario already achieved in 2009, 2021, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019, being the footballer who has achieved it the most times in history, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, which has five.
Seventh Copa del Rey and eighth ‘Pichichi’
At the club level, Leo Messi raised his seventh Copa del Rey in La Cartuja, where the FC Barcelona from Ronald Koeman won by 0-4 to the Athletic club, and won his eighth Trophy ‘Pichichi” by scoring 30 goals in 35 games of LaLiga Santander 2020-21, in which the Catalans were third behind Real Madrid and Athletic, current champion.
Champion and MVP of the Copa América
Before his departure to the PSG, where he has had a discreet start to the season, the one considered by many the best player in history achieved his first major title with the Argentine team. A America Cup that Messi raised in the mythical Maracaná Stadium after losing by the minimum (0-1) in the final of the Brazil from Neymar Jr. and of which both were voted best players.
Besides champion and MVP, Messi it ended as top achiever, tied at four goals with the Colombian Luis Diaz, and best assistant of the tournament, with five goal passes.