#Ballon d'Or 2021

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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.
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Ballon d’Or 2021 LIVE as Lionel Messi beats Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho for award

Lionel Messi has won the men’s 2021 Ballon d’Or, and a record seventh trophy, at an awards ceremony in Paris on Monday evening.Messi, 34, held off the challenge of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Chelsea’s Jorginho to collect the prize and move two clear in his long-running battle with five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who was among the 30 players shortlisted but did not feature in the top three for the first time in 11 years.Messi was the favourite to collect the award after winning the Copa America with Argentina earlier this year – his first...
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Ballon d'Or 2021: How to watch, date, time, favorites, finalists and betting odds

One of the most prestigious individual awards in world football will be awarded Monday when the 2021 men's and women's Ballon d'Or (Golden Ball) winners are unveiled. The awards return after a one-year hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. A formal ceremony will be held in Paris and broadcast to a global audience. The best young men's player (Kopa Trophy) and top men's goalkeeper (Yashin Trophy) will also be recognized. Two new awards were also unveiled: Club of the Year and Striker of the Year.

Alexia Putellas and Lionel Messi named 2021 Ballon d’Or winners

Alexia Putellas and Lionel Messi have been crowned winners of the 2021 Ballon d’Or during a glittering ceremony in Paris. Putellas, who was an integral part of Barcelona’s treble-winning side with 18 goals and 12 assists in the Primera División, scored in the 4-0 Champions League final victory against the WSL champions Chelsea and was named in the tournament’s squad of the season.

Chelsea win Club of the Year Trophy at Ballon d’Or 2021 awards ceremony

Chelsea have been named as the first winners of the new Club of the Year award at the Ballon d’Or 2021 ceremony.The Blues had a number of individuals all aiming for awards in their respective categories, which highlighted how well both the men’s and women’s teams had fared in their respective seasons.Edouard Mendy eventually came second in the goalkeepers award, the Yashin Trophy, while Jorginho finished third and N’Golo Kante fifth in the main men’s Ballon d’Or award.For the women’s Feminin award, Chelsea had four players on the 10-strong shortlist - Sam Kerr finishing third as the highest-ranked of them.However,...

Pedri wins Kopa Trophy at Ballon d’Or 2021 award ceremony after shining for Barcelona and Spain

Barcelona and Spain prodigy Pedri has won the prestigious Kopa Trophy, presented to the best young player in men’s football, at the Ballon d’Or 2021 awards ceremony. Pedri, who turned 19 last week, enjoyed a breakthrough season in the Barcelona first team, featuring in 37 of their 38 league matches, and established himself in the Spanish national team too, displaying supreme technique and balance on the ball reminiscent of one of his idols, Andres Iniesta.He was voted Young Player of the Tournament at this summer’s European Championship and was the only Spanish player to be named in the Euros’ Team...

Gianluigi Donnarumma wins goalkeeper’s Yashin Trophy at Ballon d’Or 2021 awards ceremony

Gianluigi Donnarumma has won the Yashin Trophy, awarded to the world’s best goalkeeper this year at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris. Italy’s No1 played a starring role in their Euro 2020 triumph with crucial penalty shootout saves and kept a miserly defensive record throughout the competition, and he was named the Player of the Tournament. His club form has been less impressive, however, making only made a handful of appearances so far since swapping AC Milan for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer due to injury and the form of Keylor Navas.Donnarumma, 22, fought off competition from Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy,...