Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or, losing to Lewandowski and Georgino. The Argentine superstar won the title for the record seventh time.
The 34-year-old Messi won the award of the year at a glittering ceremony in Paris on Monday (November 30). Before 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. The football magician won the award in 2015 and 2019.
However, the curiosity of the fans, how many votes or points Messi won the Ballon d’Or. Messi won the Ballon d’Or with a maximum of 613 points. Polish star Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich, who is in second place, got 560 points. Eurozone midfielder Giorgione, who won the Euros for Italy, is third with 480 points.
Real Madrid star Karim Benzema is in fourth place with 239 points. Angolo Kante is in fifth place. Who got 16 points.
Also in the top ten are Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah, Kevin de Bruyne, Killian Mbappe and Gianluigi Donaruma. Ronaldo, who is in sixth place, got 16 points. Mohammad Salah in seventh place got 121 points. Kevin de Bruyne, in the eighth position, also got 63 points.
Ninth-ranked French forward Killian Mbappe has 51 points. On the other hand, Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donaruma is in tenth place with 36 points.
Messi has won the Ballon d’Or a record seven 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.