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Messi won the Ballon d'Or for the seventh time, Jorginho is third

2021-11-29T21:23:58.302Z

'It was a fantastic year, I am proud of myself and Italy' (ANSA)  Lionel Messi won the Ballon d'Or for the seventh time. In second place Robert Lewandowskiof Bayern. "It is incredible to be back here after two years, after what happened, and without having to answer questions about the contract or when I would retire. Instead I found myself in Paris and with enthusiasm to get back to fighting for big goals. I don't know how long I have left to play, but I hope



 Lionel Messi

won the Ballon d'Or for the seventh time.

In second place

Robert Lewandowski

of Bayern. "It is incredible to be back here after two years, after what happened, and without having to answer questions about the contract or when I would retire. Instead I found myself in Paris and with enthusiasm to get back to fighting for big goals. I don't know how long I have left to play, but I hope to be able to do so for a long time to come. " Thus Lionel Messi, from the stage in Paris, immediately after being proclaimed winner of the Golden Ball of 2021. "I thank all my team-mates from Barça and PSG and especially the technical group and the teammates of the Argentine national team - said La Pulce again. -. I always had the feeling that I was missing something to achieve, and this year the dream that I wanted so much has come true, that trophy that I have long wanted has arrived. The America's Cup led me to win this award,and for this I want to thank my teammates, because they are part of this recognition. The best prize I won in June: ever since I started playing I have always dreamed of winning a trophy with the national team, for my people. "Then a dedication to the one who beat 'on the wire'. "It was an honor for me to have fought with Robert (Lewandowski ed) - the words of Messi -. I think he deserved it, because last year everyone agreed that he should have had the Ballon d'Or and I also think he should have this award. Robert, I hope that 'France Football' can compensate you and give you this award, because in 2020 you would have been the right winner, and it is right that you should have this trophy at home. "because they are part of this recognition. The best prize I won in June: ever since I started playing I have always dreamed of winning a trophy with the national team, for my people. "Then a dedication to the one who beat 'on the wire'. "It was an honor for me to have fought with Robert (Lewandowski ed) - the words of Messi -. I think he deserved it, because last year everyone agreed that he should have had the Ballon d'Or and I also think he should have this award. Robert, I hope that 'France Football' can compensate you and give you this award, because in 2020 you would have been the right winner, and it is right that you should have this trophy at home. "because they are part of this recognition. The best prize I won in June: ever since I started playing I have always dreamed of winning a trophy with the national team, for my people. "Then a dedication to the one who beat 'on the wire'. "It was an honor for me to have fought with Robert (Lewandowski ed) - the words of Messi -. I think he deserved it, because last year everyone agreed that he should have had the Ballon d'Or and I also think he should have this award. Robert, I hope that 'France Football' can compensate you and give you this award, because in 2020 you would have been the right winner, and it is right that you should have this trophy at home. "ever since I started playing I have always dreamed of winning a trophy with the national team, for my people. "Then a dedication to the one who beat 'on a woolen thread'." It was an honor for me to have fought with Robert (Lewandowski ed) - the words of Messi -. I think he deserved it, because last year everyone agreed that he should have had the Ballon d'Or and I also think he should have this award. Robert, I hope that 'France Football' can compensate you and give you this award, because in 2020 you would have been the right winner, and it is right that you should have this trophy at home. "ever since I started playing I have always dreamed of winning a trophy with the national team, for my people. "Then a dedication to the one who beat 'on a woolen thread'." It was an honor for me to have fought with Robert (Lewandowski ed) - the words of Messi -. I think he deserved it, because last year everyone agreed that he should have had the Ballon d'Or and I also think he should have this award. Robert, I hope that 'France Football' can compensate you and give you this award, because in 2020 you would have been the right winner, and it is right that you should have this trophy at home. "It was an honor for me to have fought with Robert (Lewandowski ed) - in Messi's words -. I think he deserved it, because last year everyone agreed that he should have had the Ballon d'Or and I also think he should have this award. Robert, I hope that 'France Football' can compensate you and give you this award, because in 2020 you would have been the right winner, and it is right that you should have this trophy at home. "It was an honor for me to have fought with Robert (Lewandowski ed) - in Messi's words -. I think he deserved it, because last year everyone agreed that he should have had the Ballon d'Or and I also think he should have this award. Robert, I hope that 'France Football' can compensate you and give you this award, because in 2020 you would have been the right winner, and it is right that you should have this trophy at home. "and it is right that you must have this trophy at home ".and it is right that you must have this trophy at home ".

Third place for

Jorginho

in the final standings of the Ballon d'Or of 2021. The midfielder of the European champion Italy preceded

Karim Benzema

, fourth, and his clubmate in Chelsea

N'golo Kanté,

fifth. "It was a fantastic, incredible year - commented Jorginho in connection from London (he was unable to travel due to travel restrictions in the United Kingdom) - and I am really happy and proud of myself. But also of Chelsea and the Italian national team: we did an extraordinary job ". Chelsea also won the best club award.

After

Ada Hegerberg

(2018) and

Megan Rapinoe

(2019), the third Ballon d'Or in the history of women's football goes to the captain and midfielder of Barcelona and the Spanish national team

Alexia Putellas

who won the treble last season (Championship, Copa de la Reina and Champions League) with the 'blaugrana' team.

Cristiano Ronaldo

, now absent in Paris, finished sixth in the 2021 Ballon d'Or standings. Behind him

Momo 'Salah

, of Liverpool and former Rome, eighth

Kevin De Bruyne

of Manchester City.

Gianluigi Donnarumma

finished in tenth place in this year's Golden Ball standings. In front of him, in ninth place, PSG teammate

Kylian Mbappé.

The Kopa award for the best under-21 player in the world went to Pedri from Barcelona. "Days ago (last Thursday ed) I turned 19 - the Spaniard commented - and the best way to celebrate is to win such an important award alongside the best players in the world. I want to thank Barca, starting with the captain but also Leo Messi who is here in the audience. I dedicate it to my family who supports me every day. They are the first to deserve it. I also dedicate it to the inhabitants of Las Palmas (Pedri is originally from the Canaries ed) who are going through a bad period. that soon they can go through a much better period than the current one "

There are two other blue European champions in the Top 30 of the Ballon d'Or in 2021. They are

Leonardo Bonucci

, who finished 14 / ahead of the English

Raheem Sterling,

and captain

Giorgio Chiellin

i, 13 / o. Out of the top ten two purebred bombers like

Romelu Lukaku

, 12 / o and

Erling Haaland

, 11 / o. "I am very honored for this thirteenth place in the prestigious classification of the Golden Ball and I thank those who voted for me. It is the culmination of the feat made together with my team mates in the National team at the European Championships, but also of many years of victories with the jersey of the Juventus ".

Thus, on Twitter, Giorgio Chiellin

i commented on the fact that he finished 13th in the ranking of the Ballon d'Or this year.

And '

Neymar is

one of the great disappointed in the ranking of the Golden Ball in 2021 that' France Football 'is revealing gradually.

In fact, the Brazilian from PSG only finished in 16 / o place, ahead of his former Barça teammate

Luis Suarez

who, despite having dragged Atletico Madrid to the title of La Liga, is only 17 / o.

18 / o place for the captain of Denmark, and Milan central defender,

Simon Kjaer

, in front of

Mason Mount

of Chelsea, 19 / o and

Riyad Mahrez

of Manchester City which is 20 / o. 

'France Football' is progressively unveiling the classification of the Golden Ball, starting with those who, among the 'finalists', were placed at the bottom of the Top 30 ranking. So the defender is tied for 29th place. of Chelsea

Cesar Azpilicueta

, Spaniard who won the Champions League with the Blues, on par with those who won the 'France Football' trophy in 2018, namely the Croatian of Real Madrid

Luka Modric

. The blue

Nicolò Barella

is instead 26 / o, on par with

Gerard Moreno

of VIllarreal winner of the Europa League and with

Ruben Dias

, Portuguese defender of Manchester City proclaimed best player of the last Premier League. L'another Inter

fan Lautaro Martinez

on the other hand, he is 21 / o on par with the Portuguese

Bruno Fernandes

of Manchester United.

Only 23 / o is the England and Tottenham striker

Harry Kane

, 24 / o is the 'golden boy' (born in 2002) of Barcelona

Pedri

and 25 / o

Phil Foden

of Manchester City

Source: ansa

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