Lionel Messi received the lads’s Ballon d’Or award for a record-extending seventh time at a ceremony in Paris on Monday.
Messi received the final version of the Ballon d’Or in 2019 earlier than final yr’s awards have been cancelled because of the pandemic. He additionally received in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and in 2015.
The 34-year-old scored 38 targets in 48 video games final season for Barcelona and received the Copa del Rey earlier than captaining Argentina to Copa America glory in July.
That was the primary main worldwide title of his glittering profession, which had been spent completely with Barcelona earlier than his tearful departure from the Camp Nou in August and subsequent transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
Messi has performed simply 11 video games for PSG thus far, scoring 4 targets, however he was rewarded as a lot as something for his continued brilliance down the years.
He has now received the Ballon d’Or twice greater than his previous rival Cristiano Ronaldo — between them they’ve received 12 of the final 13 editions with the exception coming in 2018 when Luka Modric claimed the prize.
Prolific Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski completed second and Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho was third within the voting by a jury of journalists from world wide.
Ronaldo, in the meantime, got here in sixth.
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