Thu, 27 Jan 2022

PARIS, 29th November, 2021 (WAM) -- Lionel Messi collected his seventh Ballon d'Or award at a glittering 2021 ceremony in Paris this evening.

The annual football award, presented by French magazine France Football, was cancelled last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, but  returned tonight to the delight of footballers and fans across the world.

Winning the Copa America with Argentina pulled things in the Argentine's favor.

Award results came as follows:

-Team of the year: Chelsea.

-Striker of the year: Robert Lewandowski.

-Yashin Trophy (best goalkeeper in the world): Gianluigi Donnarumma.

-Kopa Trophy (best player in the world under the age of 21): Pedri.

-Ballon d'Or Feminin (best female player in the world): Alexia Putellas.

-Ballon d'Or (best male player in the world): Lionel Messi.

 

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