Here’s what the Ballon d’Or boss said was the reason why Messi wasn’t on the shortlist.


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Argentina star Lionel Messi is not on the 30-man list for the trophy as the Ballon d’Or sets new standards. This is what Emmanuel Bouan, deputy editor-in-chief of France Football magazine, said.

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The new Ballon d’Or rules no longer consider the entire year. According to the revised rules, individual performance will be considered first in the selection of the best player. Then comes the team performance. The new model considers a season instead of an entire year.

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Last season, Messi could not paint himself for PSG. And that’s why this star who won the 2021 Copa didn’t have a place on the list.

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Although Messi has won the trophy most times in the history of the Ballon d’Or. He has won this award a total of seven times. Messi won the trophy in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019, and 2021.

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Meanwhile, Messi is not on the short list of 30 people this year, but his arch-rival is the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo.
Source: Eurosport.