Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or, beating Lewandowski and Karim Benzema. The Argentine superstar won the title a record 6 times.
The 34-year-old Messi was named the best player in the world after beating Robert Lewandowski, Georgina, and Karim Benzema at a glittering ceremony in Paris on Monday (November 30) evening. Earlier in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2015, 2019 this trophy was lifted by the football magician.
Messi, Lewandowski, Georgino, Karim Benzema, and Angolo Kante have been shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or. Of the five players, Messi won the award with the most votes from journalists. In second place was Polish striker Robert Lewandowski. Third Italian midfielder Giorgione.
Earlier, Messi gave an interview to the Daily Post on November 3 about his potential in the Ballon d’Or. “I’m not thinking of winning the Ballon d’Or,” he said. But if we get it, there will be no more joy than this. ‘
Messi has won the Ballon d’Or a record six times so far. Then there is Cristiano Ronaldo. The last time Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or was in 2019. The Ballon d’Or was not announced in 2020 due to the coronavirus.
The Ballon d’Or is considered the highest individual award in football. The Ballon d’Or has been awarded to the best player in Europe since 1958. Until 1994, the award was given only to players from Europe.
Since then, the prize has been open to any player in the world playing in Europe. And since 2006, not only the best footballer in Europe but also the best footballer in the world has been awarded.
The French magazine France Football awards the best performer of the year every year. A shortlist of 30 people was released on October 8 for this year’s award.
In addition to Messi, there were Robert Lewandowski, Georginho, Cristiano Ronaldo, Angolo Cante, Lukaku, Pedri, Gianluigi Donaruma, Neymar, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Simon Furier, Simon D’Azior, Simon D’Aznio, Romney, Rousseau. Holland, Harry Kane, Karim Benzema, Rahim Sterling, Lautaro Martinez, Mohamed Salah and Killian Mbappe.