Paris St-Germain (PSG) star Lionel Messi won the renowned Ballon d'Or grant for a record seventh time on Monday in Paris, while on the ladies' side Alexia Putellas of Barcelona Femeni left with her first Ballon d'Or prize.
Messi beat Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to be named the world's best player once more, adding to his 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019 prizes in the wake of winning the Copa America interestingly with Argentina last year.
"It's mind blowing to be here once more. Two years prior, I thought it was the last time. Winning the Copa America was critical," said Messi at Paris' Theater du Chatelet.
"It is an extraordinary year for me with this Copa America title. It implied a great deal to succeed at the Maracana arena and I was so glad to celebrate with individuals from Argentina. I couldn't say whether it's the greatest year of my life, I've had a long vocation, yet it was a unique one with the title with Argentina after the difficult stretches and the analysis."
Messi joined PSG on a free exchange from Barcelona subsequent to completing as La Liga's top scorer, gathering 613 focuses, with Bayern Munich's Lewandowski, named the best striker, getting 580.
Jorginho, wound up third on 460 as he won the Uefa Champions League with Chelsea and the European title with Italy. France's Karim Benzema and Ngolo Kante are in fourth and fifth places individually.
In the interim, Putellas is the third victor of the ladies' prize, Ballon d'Or continuing in the strides of Ada Hegerberg, who won the debut ladies' Ballon d'Or in 2018, and United States World Cup star Megan Rapinoe, champ in 2019.
The Spain midfielder directed Barcelona to Champions League brilliance. "The key second was the Champions League last against Olympique Lyonnais," she said. Her Barcelona and Spain partner Jennifer Hermoso completed second in the democratic, with Sam Kerr of Chelsea and Australia coming in third.
Italy's Gianluigi Donnarumma won the Yashin prize with Chelsea [Club of the Year] attendant Edouard Mendy coming in just short of the win
19-year-old Pedri was granted the Kopa prize for the best Under-21 player. "The most ideal method for praising turning 19 is getting this honor. I'd prefer to thank everybody at Barcelona for aiding me here," he said.
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