Argentina’s Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d’Or for the seventh time in a row. The 34-year-old star had a stellar performance with Barcelona last season and won his first international title with Argentina.
In fact, thanks to Messi’s brilliant performance, Argentina won the Copa America in July. “I am just happy to be here,” Messi said after winning the award. It feels good to keep fighting for new titles. I want to thank all the teammates from Barcelona and Argentina. ” Messi had previously won the Ballon d’Or in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019. No other player has won this award so many times.
Messi had 613 points, while Polish striker Robert Lewandowski was second with 580 points. Messi’s strongest opponent Cristiano Ronaldo has won five times so far (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017). In the women’s category, Alexia Putelas won the award for her outstanding performances for Barcelona and Spain. Alexia became the third female footballer to do so. Let me tell you that the Ballon d’Or is given by a French football magazine, it has been given since 1956. This award is highly regarded in the football world. The award was not given in 2020 due to the Corona crisis.
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