Ballon d’Or, Messi wins for the seventh time

34-year-old PSG and Argentine national team striker got the better of 33-year-old Bayern Munich center-forward Robert Lewandowski

Ballon d’Or goes to Lionel Messi who wins it for the seventh time in his career. The 34-year-old striker of PSG and the Argentine national team got the better of 33-year-old Bayern Munich center-forward Robert Lewandowski.

The midfielder of Chelsea and the Italian national team, Jorginho, finished in third place in the ranking of the golden ball. Behind him the French Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) fourth and Ngolo Kanté fifth his teammate at Chelsea.


Robert Lewandowski was awarded, however, as the best striker on the stage of the Golden Ball. “I am very proud to be here after almost two years, a very difficult period due to the pandemic – said the Bayern Munich player -. I am very proud of this award because I know what it means to be in the box and try to score a goal. . I have to thank my teammates because every goal I manage to score is thanks to them. I know what it means to have synergy with the team and have a great team behind me. I thank my family because with their love I can make the best of it “.


The goalkeeper of PSG and of the Italian national team, Gianluigi Donnarumma, is in 10th place in the ranking of the Golden Ball that ‘France Football’ is gradually revealing. The former AC Milan number 1 ranks behind his teammate Kylian Mbappé.


“At 37 I consider it another unforgettable moment in my career” tweets Giorgio Chiellini commenting on the thirteenth place in the Golden Ball standings. “I am very honored for this thirteenth place in the prestigious classification of the Golden Ball and I thank those who voted for me – adds the defender from Livorno -. It is the crowning achievement of the feat made together with my team mates at the European Championships, but also of many years of victories with the Juventus shirt “.


The defender of Juventus and the national team, Leonardo Bonucci is 14th in the standings.


The champion of PSG and the Brazilian national team Neymar is only 16th in the ranking of the golden ball. The former Barcelona is behind Manchester City striker Raheem Sterling of Manchester City. In 17th place the Uruguayan of Atletico Madrid Luis Suarez, leader of the Spanish champions Colchoneros. Denmark’s captain and AC Milan defender Simon Kjaer is 18th classified. In nineteenth place in the table is Chelsea and England attacking midfielder Mason Mount.


The midfielder of Inter and the Italian national team Nicolò Barella was also present in twenty-sixth position. These are the 11 players from 30th to 20th position: 29th Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), 29th Luka Modric (Real Madrid), 26th Nicolò Barella (Inter), 26th Ruben Dias (Manchester City), 26th Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) ), 25th Phil Foden (Manchester City), 24th Pedri (Barcelona), 23rd Harry Kane (Tottenham), 21st Lautaro Martinez (Inter), 21st Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), 20th Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) ).


Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo did not go to Paris. The 36-year-old Portuguese, with no chance of victory, preferred not to leave England.