Who won the Ballon d'Or in 2021? Final results as Lionel Messi takes home 7th player of the year award
Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain forward Lionel Messi won the 2021 Ballon d'Or, his record-extending seventh Player of the Year award in his career (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019). He beat out Bayern Munich and Poland forward Robert Lewandowski, who was the other top contender for this year's honor. The final points margin was tight: 613-580.