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Marianna Sargsyan

06-12-2021 | 11:14 Football

Messi, Lewandowski, Jorginho & the 2021 Ballon d'Or final rankings

Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or for a seventh time, more than any player in history.

After a year of hiatus, it’s that time of a year when the winner of the most prestigious award, Ballon d’Or 2021 is revealed. Last year’s ceremony was canceled due to COVID19. The ceremony took place on Monday, November 29, at a gala Chatelet Theatre in Paris. It was announced today that the winner of Ballon d’Or 2021 is Lionel Messi, as predicted by many. In 2021, Messi made 56 appearances, in which he scored 41 goals and provided 17 assists. In 2021, the former Barcelona star won an international trophy with Argentina as they became Copa America champions in July. And a month later, the Argentine star joined Paris Saint-Germain after his contract expired with La Liga side. Robert Lewandowski follows Messi as he finishes second in Ballon d’Or 2021 top 3, however, many were predicting that he would be the winner of Ballon d’Or 2021 after having an impressive season with Bayern Munich last year as well as this year. And Jorginho finishes third in Top three Ballon d’Or 2021 list.

Ballon d'Or 2021 rankings and full winners list

29. Cesar Azpilicueta - Chelsea / Spain - 0 points

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29. Luka Modric - Real Madrid / Croatia - 0 points

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26. Nicolo Barella - Inter Milan / Italy - 1 point

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26. Ruben Dias - Manchester City / Portugal - 1 point

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26. Gerard Moreno - Villarreal / Spain - 1 point


25. Phil Foden - Manchester City / England - 2 points

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24.  Pedri - Barcelona / Spain - 3 points

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23. Harry Kane - Tottenham/England - 4 points

  • In 2020/21: 33 goals, 17 assists
  Getty Images Harry Kane is one of the best goalscorers in the world, about which speak that plenty of stats. Defeat in the final of EURO 2020 was, of course, disappointing but it’s not a secret that Kane has been fantastic both with Tottenham and England.

21. Lautaro Martinez - Inter Milan / Argentina - 6 points

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21. Bruno Fernandes - Manchester United / Portugal - 6 points

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20. Riyad Mahrez - Manchester City / Algeria - 7 points

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19. Mason Mount - Chelsea / England - 7 points

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18. Simon Kjaer - AC Milan / Italy - 8 points

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17. Luis Suarez - Atletico Madrid / Uruguay - 8 points

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16. Neymar - PSG / Brazil - 9 points

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15. Raheem Sterling - Manchester City / England - 10 points

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14. Leonardo Bonucci - Juventus / Italy - 18 points

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13. Giorgio Chiellini - Juventus / Italy - 26 points

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12. Romelu Lukaku - Chelsea/Belgium - 26 points

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  • In 2020/21: 30 goals, 10 assists. Won Serie A
Lukaku has returned to Stamford Bridge, which filled the Chelsea fans with unreal amount of joy. His goal against Arsenal on debut day was a perfect proof of what Lukaku is about to show yet. He will surely fight for the Golden Boot this season.

11. Erling Haaland - Borussia Dortmund / Norway - 33 points

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10. Donnarumma - PSG / Italy - 36 points

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9. Kylian Mbappe - PSG/France - 58 points

  • In 2020/21: 42 goals, 11 assists. Won Coupe de France & Trophee des Champions
Getty Images The France international was one of the best players in 2020/21 campaign, which made European grands Real Madrid fight for him until the very last day of the summer transfer window. Totally deserved to be amongst other candidates.

8. Kevin de Bruyne - Manchester City/Belgium - 73 points

  • In 2020/21: Won Premier League & Carabao Cup
Getty Images Manchester City’s star is considered the best playmaking midfielder in the world right now, and he won’t hesitate to impress even more this year if injuries don’t jinx it again. The Belgium international surely had to be on this list.

7. Mohamed Salah - Liverpool / Egypt - 121 points

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6. Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United/Portugal - 178 points

  • In 2020/21: 36 goals, 4 assists. Won Coppa Italia & Supercoppa Italiana
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5. N'Golo Kante - Chelsea/France - 186 points

  • In 2020/21: Won Champions League & UEFA Super Cup
Getty Images After being named Man of the Match in Champions League's both semi-final legs and the final - Kante was the rightful winner of the competition's Midfielder of the Year award. The Frenchman has done a lot to ensure his candidature in the Ballon d'Or 2021.

4. Karim Benzema - Real Madrid/France - 239 points

  • In 2020/21: 30 goals, 9 assists.
Getty Images Although Benzema didn't win anything last season, but the Frenchman is one of the favourites to win Ballon dOr 2021. The 33-year-old obviously had a huge input for Real to finish second in La Liga last season, with the club having plenty of injuries.

3. Jorginho - Chelsea/Italy - 460 points

  • In 2020/21: Won Euro 2020, Champions League & UEFA Super Cup
Getty Images Jorginho is a double European champion, having won the Champions League with Chelsea and the EURO 2020 with Italy.

2. Robert Lewandowski - FC Bayern/Poland - 580 points

  • In 2020/21: 48 goals, 9 assists. Won Bundesliga, Club World Cup & DFL-Supercup
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1. Leo Messi - FC Barcelona / PSG/ Argentina - 613 points

  • In 2020/21: 38 goals, 14 assists. Won Copa America & Copa del Rey
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