At the awards ceremony in Paris on Monday, Lionel Messi won the Men’s Ballon d’Or for the seventh consecutive time. Messi won the last Golden Globe Award in 2019, but last year’s award was cancelled due to the pandemic. He also won championships in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. The 34-year-old player played 48 games for Barcelona last season, scored 38 goals and won the Copa del Rey, before leading Argentina to the Copa America in July. This is the first major international title in his brilliant career. Before he left Camp Nou in tears in August and subsequently moved to Paris Saint-Germain, his career was spent entirely in Barcelona.
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-Golden Globe Award #ballondor (@francefootball) November 29, 2021
So far, Messi has only played 11 games for Paris Saint-Germain and scored 4 goals, but due to his continued brilliance over the years, he has received no return.
He has now won the Ballon d’Or twice more than his old rival Cristiano Ronaldo-they have won 12 of the past 13 versions, except in 2018 when Luca Modric won the award.
The prolific Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski finished second, and Chelsea and Italian midfielder Jorginho finished third in the vote of a jury of journalists from all over the world.
At the same time, Ronaldo ranked sixth.
The list of winners of the 2021 Golden Globe Awards ceremony held in Paris on Monday:
Top 10 Men’s Golden Globe Awards
1. Lionel Messi (ARG/Barcelona)
2. Robert Lewandowski (POL/Bayern Munich)
3. Jorginho (ITA/Chelsea)
4. Karim Benzema (FRA/Real Madrid)
5. N’Golo Kanter (FRA/Chelsea)
6. Cristiano Ronaldo (POR/Juventus-Manchester United)
7. Mohamed Salah (Egypt/Liverpool)
8. Kevin De Bruyne (Bell/Man City)
9. Kylian Mbappe (FRA/Paris SG)
10. Gianluigi Donnarumma (ITA/AC Milan-Paris SG)
Top 10 Women’s Golden Globe Awards
1. Alexia Putellas (ESP/Barcelona)
2. Jennifer Hermoso (ESP/Barcelona)
3. Sam Kerr (Australia/Chelsea)
4. Vivianne Miedema (Ned/Arsenal)
5. Lek Martens (NED/Barcelona)
6. Christine Sinclair (Canada/Portland Storm)
7. Pernille Harder (Dan/Chelsea)
8. Ashley Lawrence (Canada/Paris SG)
9. Jesse Fleming (CAN/Chelsea)
10. Frank Kirby (England/Chelsea)
Top 3 in the Copa Cup (young players)
1. Pedri (ESP/Barcelona)
2. Jude Bellingham (English/Borussia Dortmund)
3. Jamal Murciala (Germany/Bayern Munich)
Yashin Trophy Top 3 (Goalkeeper)
1. Gianluigi Donnarumma (ITA/AC Milan-Paris SG)
2. Edward Mendy (SEN/Chelsea)
3. Jan Oblak (SLO/Atletico Madrid)
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