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Messi wins the Ballon d’Or, the seventh time

Lionel Messi has won the 22 Ballon d’Or award, making it his seventh, the highest number of Ballon d’Ors won by any layer

At the award presentation held yesterday in the on the Palais de Chaillot in Paris, Messi was presented with the prestigious award

FC Barcelona star attacking midfielder Alexia Putellas won the women’s Ballon d’Or award, PSG goalkeeper Gigi Donnarumma was voted the best men’s goalkeeper in the world, and another Barcelona player, 19-year-old Pedri, was named the best men’s Under-21 player in the world.

Robert Lewandowski was named the inaugural Striker of the Year as the top scorer for both club and country, while European champion Chelsea FC took home the Club of the Year with the most candidates for the men’s Ballon d’Or award (tied with Manchester City at five players).

Media around the world voted for three of the awards — the men’s and women’s Ballon d’Or and the Yashin Trophy for best goalkeeper — and 32 former Ballon d’Or winners voted on the best young men’s player. Two new awards, Striker of the Year and Club of the Year, were introduced for the first time by France Football, the French sports weekly which has run the Ballon d’Or awards since 1956.

2021 Ballon d’Or final results — Men

RankNamePointsPositionClubNational Team
1.Lionel Messi613FWPSGArgentina
2.Robert Lewandowski580FWBayern MunichPoland
3.Jorginho460MFChelseaItaly
4.Karim Benzema239FWReal MadridFrance
5.N’Golo Kante186MFChelseaFrance
6.Cristiano Ronaldo178FWManchester UnitedPortugal
7.Mohamed Salah121FWLiverpoolEgypt
8.Kevin De Bruyne73MFManchester CityBelgium
9.Kylian Mbappe58FWPSGFrance
10.Gianluigi Donnarumma36GKPSGItaly
11.Erling Haaland33FWBorussia DortmundNorway
12.Romelu Lukaku26FWChelseaBelgium
13.Giorgio Chiellini26DFJuventusItaly
14.Leonardo Bonucci18DFJuventusItaly
15.Raheem Sterling 10FWManchester CityEngland
16.Neymar9FWPSGBrazil
17.Luis Suarez8FWAtletico MadridUruguay
18.Simon Kjaer8DFAC MilanDenmark
19.Mason Mount7MFChelseaEngland
20.Riyad Mahrez7FWManchester CityAlgeria
t-21.Bruno Fernandes6MFManchester UnitedPortugal
t-21.Lautaro Martinez 6FWInter MilanArgentina
23.Harry Kane4FWTottenham HotspurEngland
24.Pedri3MFFC BarcelonaSpain
25.Phil Foden2FWManchester CityEngland
t-26.Nicolo Barella1MFInter MilanItaly
t-26.Ruben Dias1DFManchester CityPortugal
t-26.Gerard Moreno 1FWVillarrealSpain
t-29.Cesar AzpilicuetaDFChelseaSpain
t-29.Luka ModricMFReal MadridCroatia
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2021 Ballon d’Or final results — Women

RankNamePointsPositionClubNational Team
1.Alexia Putellas186MFFC BarcelonaSpain
2.Jennifer Hermoso84FWFC BarcelonaSpain
3.Sam Kerr46FWChelseaAustralia
4.Vivianne Miedema46FWArsenalNetherlands
5.Lieke Martens40MFFC BarcelonaNetherlands
6.Christine Sinclair 36FWPortland ThornsCanada
7.Pernille Harder33FWChelseaDenmark
8.Ashley Lawrence26DFPSGCanada
9.Jessie Fleming25MFChelseaCanada
10.Fran Kirby22FWChelseaEngland
11.Magdalena Eriksson20DFChelseaSweden
12.Christiane Endler19GKOlympique LyonChile
13.Stina Blackstenius10FWBK HackenSweden
14.Samantha Mewis8MFNC CourageUSA
15.Irene Paredes8DFFC BarcelonaSpain
16.Ellen White4FWManchester CityEngland
17.Kadidiatou Diani3FWPSGFrance
18.Marie-Antoinette Katoto3FWPSGFrance
19.Sandra Panos3GKFC BarcelonaSpain
20.Wendie Renard2DFOlympique LyonFrance

2021 Kopa Trophy final results (Best U21 player)

RankNamePointsPositionClubNational Team
1.Pedri89MFFC BarcelonaSpain
2.Jude Bellingham39MFBorussia DortmundEngland
3.Jamal Musiala38MFBayern MunichGermany
4.Nuno Mendes23DFPSGPortugal
5.Mason Greenwood15FWManchester UnitedEngland
6.Bukayo Saka8FWArsenalEngland
7.Florian Wirtz8MFBayer LeverkusenGermany
8.Ryan Gravenberch3MFAjaxNetherlands
9.Jeremy Doku1FWRennesBelgium
10.Giovanni Reyna1MFBorussia DortmundUSA

2021 Yashin Trophy final results

RankNamePositionClubNational Team
1.Gianluigi DonnarummaGKPSGItaly
2.Edouard MendyGKChelseaSenegal
3.Jan OblakGKAtletico MadridSlovenia
4.EdersonGKManchester CityBrazil
5.Manuel NeuerGK Bayern MunichGermany
6.Emiliano MartínezGKAston VillaArgentina
7.Kasper SchmeichelGKLeicester CityDenmark
8.Thibaut CourtoisGKReal MadridBelgium
9.Keylor NavasGKPSGCosta Rica
10.Samir HandanovicGKInter MilanSlovenia
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