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Ballon d’Or 2021: Messi crowned as winner and Top 3 revealed

Lionel Messi wins record 7th Ballon d'Or in 2021

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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 is taking 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. During the 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 expires 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.

So here is the full top 3 list of Ballon d’Or 2021.

  1. Lionel Messi – 613 points 
  2. Robert Lewandowski –  580 points 
  3. Jorginho – 460 points 

Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona / PSG/ Argentina)

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

Robert Lewandowski, (Bayern Munich/Poland)

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  • In 2020/21: 48 goals, 9 assists. Won Bundesliga, Club World Cup & DFL-Supercup

Jorginho, (Chelsea, Italy)

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  • In 2020/21: Won Euro 2020, Champions League & UEFA Super Cup

Jorginho had the time of his life last season, winning the Champions League, Euro 2020 and Super Cup. He had a huge input for both Chelsea and Italy leading them to silverware-winning campaigns.

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