Lionel Messi has won his seventh Ballon d’Or at the Ballon d’Or 2021.
Glamtush reports that Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or title for a record seventh time.
He was announced as the winner of the men’s award at the prestigious awards ceremony held in Paris, France.
The Argentine defeated Robert Lewandowski and other players on the 30-strong shortlist for the men’s award
There were 14 Premier League players on the 30-strong shortlist for the men’s award, including four – Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount, and Cesar Azpilicueta – who helped Chelsea win the Champions League in May.
Romelu Lukaku, who scored the goals that powered Inter Milan to their first Serie A title in 11 years before he moved to Stamford Bridge in the summer, is also shortlisted.
Four England players – Mount, Phil Foden, Harry Kane, and Raheem Sterling – were in the running after helping the national side to a first major final in 55 years at the Euros this summer.
The other nominees based in England are Kevin De Bruyne, Ruben Dias, Riyad Mahrez, Mohamed Salah, Bruno Fernandes, and Cristiano Ronaldo, whose five Ballon d’Ors are second only to Messi in the award’s history.
Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have combined to win 11 of the past 12 editions of the Ballon d’Or.