Lionel Messi, now seven-times winner of the #BallonDor, was involved in nine goals for Argentina in the Copa América 2021 (four goals + five assists), the most of any player in the tournament. GOAT.
Congratulations, Leo! He lifts his seventh Ballon d’Or this year, with Robert Lewandowski taking a second-placed finish.
Lionel Messi lifted the Copa America for the first time in his career this summer with Argentina, and completed a move from Barcelona to PSG. Does this make him the official GOAT now?
Other notable winner at the awards are as follows:
Chelsea win Club of the Year
Not entirely sure how voting works for this inaugural “Club of the Year” award. Perhaps it is awarded to whichever team won the Champions League last? Or whichever team has N’Golo Kante in it?
2021 Yashin Trophy nominees
Gianluigi Donnarumma beats out the likes of Edouard Mendy (2nd), Jan Oblak (3rd), Ederson (4th), Manuel Neuer (5th), Emiliano Martinez (6th).
Putellas beats out Miedema, Kerr and Hermoso
What an extraordinary year it’s been for Women’s Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas, who is crowned the winner ahead of stars Jenni Hermoso, Sam Kerr and Vivianne Miedema.
⚽️ 38 goals
🅰️ 27 assists
🏆 Primera Iberdrola
🏆 Copa de la Reina
🏆 Women’s Champions League
Robert Lewandowski wins Striker of the Year
Congratulations, Robert! The Bayern and Poland striker wins one of two new awards tonight. Is this justice for him not winning the Ballon d’Or in 2020, when the ceremony was cancelled due to the disruptions caused by Covid-19 ?
Pedri wins Kopa Trophy
Pedri wins the Kopa Trophy for the best U21 player in the world