PSG’s Lionel Messi wins soccer Ballon d’Or for the seventh time – .

PSG’s Lionel Messi wins soccer Ballon d’Or for the seventh time – .

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                L'Argentin Lionel Messi a remporté lundi le Ballon d'Or du meilleur joueur du monde pour une septième fois, un record, battant Robert Lewandowski et Jorginho pour soulever à nouveau le trophée le plus prestigieux du football.                </p><div>

                <p>L'attaquant a ajouté à ses trophées 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 et 2019 après avoir remporté la Copa America pour la première fois avec son pays en juillet dernier.

“It’s amazing to be here again. Two years ago, I thought it was the last time. Winning the Copa America was the key, ”Messi said at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris.

“It’s a special year for me with this Copa America title. It meant a lot to win at the Maracana stadium and I was so happy to celebrate with the Argentines.

“I don’t know if it’s the best year of my life, I’ve had a long career, but it was special with the title with Argentina after the tough times and the criticism. “

Messi, who joined Paris St Germain on a free transfer from Barcelona in the closed season after finishing as La Liga’s top scorer with the Spanish club, collected 613 points, while Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, named best striker Monday, got 580.

Jorginho, winner of the Champions League with Chelsea and the European Championship with Italy, finished third out of 460, ahead of France’s Karim Benzema and Ngolo Kante respectively in fourth and fifth places.

Chelsea, named club of the year, also saw goalkeeper Edouard Mendy finish second in the Yashin Trophy behind Italy’s Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Spain’s Putellas wins the women’s trophy

The women’s Ballon d’Or went to Alexia Putellas after the Spanish midfielder guided Barcelona to Champions League glory.

“The key moment was the Champions League final against Olympique Lyonnais,” she said.

Putellas is the third female Ballon d’Or winner after Ada Hegerberg in 2018 and Megan Rapinoe in 2019. There was no ceremony last year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On a good night for Barcelona, ​​19-year-old Pedri received the Kopa trophy for best Under-21 player.

“The best way to celebrate my 19th birthday is to receive this award. I want to thank everyone in Barcelona for helping me here, ”he said.




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