Lionel Messi is winner Of Men’s Ballon d’Or 2021 for the 7th record time.
By this award, Messi becomes the only player in the history of the game to win the award for a seventh time.
Organized by a French magazine, the Ballon d’or is the most coveted football award.
Prior to the announcement, many had taken to their social media platforms to express divergent opinions on whether or not the 6th ballon d’or awardee, deserved the 7th one.
In his acceptance speech, Messi threw the spotlight on his closest rival, dedicating the award to him in the process.
In a rare show of class and in a fashion of sportsmanship, the Argentine Captain was full of praise for his closest contender, Robert Lewandowsky, who he believed deserved the award.
Lewandowsky, who was highly tipped for the award walked home with the Golden booth award.