Just In: Messi Wins Ballon D’or 2021 Award

Lionel Messi, has won the men’s 2021 Ballon d’Or, and a record seventh trophy at an awards ceremony in Paris on Monday evening, November 29.

The 34 year old footballer, held off the challenge of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Chelsea’s Jorginho to collect the prize and move two clear in his long-running battle with five-time winner.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who was among the 30 players shortlisted, but did not feature in the top three for the first time in 11 years.

Congratulations to Messi.