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The Golden Ball Ceremony opens: Will Lionel Messi win for the seventh time? - Walla! sport


Live updates: The prestigious ceremony held on behalf of "France Football" did not take place last year following the outbreak of the corona, but we will soon find out who will be chosen as the outstanding player of the year

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The Golden Ball Ceremony opens: Will Lionel Messi win for the seventh time?

Live updates: The prestigious ceremony organized by "France Football" has begun, Robert Lewandowski has been named the outstanding striker of the year and will hope to win another title for which he faces the "Flea".

Neymar in 16th place, Holland 11th and Ambape ninth


  • Lionel Messi

  • Robert Lewandowski

  • The Golden Ball



Monday, November 29, 2021, 9:30 p.m.

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Lionel Messi trains with Paris Saint-Germain ahead of Manchester City (from Twitter)

Lionel Messi and his family showed up. On the way to his seventh golden ball? (Photo: GettyImages, ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT)

The prestigious "Golden Ball" ceremony for 2021 has begun. After last season did not take place following the outbreak of the Corona virus, we will find out in a little over an hour who will be chosen as the best player in the world after the 2020/21 season. As is well known, the Golden Ball has been held since 1956 by the French magazine "France Football" during which not only the best player in the world was selected, but also the Goalkeeper of the Year, Young Player of the Year, Coach of the Year and from now on two new awards will be presented to honor the outstanding conqueror of This year as well as the Club of the Year.

As for the most important award, Outstanding Actor of the Year, by all estimates and initial reports the leading candidate to win the award is Lionel Messi, a Paris Saint-Germain midfielder who has previously won the ceremony six times - more than any other player in history - nominated this year despite the difficult season Who moved with Barcelona in 2020/21 thanks to 30 goals in the Spanish league (the top scorer of "La Liga") and mainly leading the Argentine national team to win the Copa America.

If Messi does not win, it is likely that the prize will be awarded to Robert Lewandowski, the Bayern Munich striker who scored 48 goals in 40 games in all competitions, and in the Bundesliga broke last season's record with 41 goals in just 29 games.

By the way, this season too he does not stop and to his credit 25 goals in 20 games in all settings.

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The Lewandowski family is in a good mood.

Robert with his wife Anna (Photo: GettyImages, ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT)

All updates throughout the evening

22:13: Killian Ambape in ninth place.

The young star of Paris Saint-Germain must have expected to be in a higher place.

22:10: Gianluigi Donaroma in tenth place


The Italian goalkeeper, the new European champion, and starting this season also the Paris Saint-Germain player, won the first representative to be presented among the top ten in the world.

He is only 22 years old, to remind you.

22:00: Robert Lewandowski was named Outstanding Pioneer of the Year


The new title of "France Football" was won by the Polish bomber from Bayern Munich, who last season scored 41 goals in the Bundesliga in just 29 appearances.

Is this just a consolation prize for the sequel?

Consolation prize only?

Robert Lewandowski with the title he picked up (Photo: GettyImages, FRANCK FIFE)

The moment of Robert Lewandowski's announcement of the title of pioneer of the year


21:50: Pedry won the title of Young Player of the Year


On stage, the 19-year-old Barcelona midfielder, who played both in the Euros and the Olympics in Tokyo this summer and is now considered the best player in the world until the age of 21, said: "I thank all the people in Barcelona, ​​and you Lionel for everything you did for me."

Second on the list of nominees for Young Player of the Year came Jude Blingham from Dortmund, third was German German Jamal Musiala from Bayern Munich, Portuguese Nono Mendes from Paris Saint-Germain and fifth place Mason Greenwood from Manchester United.

Friday came Buccaneer Saka from Arsenal and the top ten are closed by Florian Wirz, Ryan Harapenbrech, Jeremy Doku and Giovanni Reina.

21:30: In

front of Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski in the offer, former star Didier Drogba launched the 2021 Golden Ball ceremony.

An impressive achievement at 19 and a lot of respect for Messi.

Pedry on stage with the title (Photo: GettyImages, FRANCK FIFE)

Federy at the moment of winning the title of Young Player of the Year


20:00: Even before the ceremony begins at 21:30 Israel time, "France Football" published throughout the evening the players' ranking determined according to the votes of the national team coaches and captains, in addition to selected journalists from each country.

Places 20-29:

The 29th place was shared by Luca Modric from Real Madrid and Cesar Espiliquata from Chelsea, also the 26th place was shared by two players and they are Niccolò Barla from Inter, Gerard Moreno from Villarreal and Ruben Diash from Manchester City and 25th places And 24 arrived respectively the young Phil Foden from Manchester City and Pedry from Barcelona.

Harry Kane from Tottenham came in 23rd place and a tie was also recorded in 21st place, where Otto Martinez from Inter and Bruno Fernandez from Manchester United are together.

In 20th place was rated Riyad Mahraz, the Algerian midfielder of Manchester City.

He is among the top 10.

Killian Ambape arrives at the ceremony (Photo: GettyImages, ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULA)

11-19 places:

Another star of the European champions Chelsea who reached a respectable place is Mason Mount who was chosen 19. In 18th place was ranked the Dane Simon Kier, a Milan stopper who also remembered to save the life of Christian Eriksen in the last Euro.

Veteran Luis Suarez, who led Atletico Madrid to the championship after being thrown out of Barcelona, ​​is in 17th place.

Neymar, the star of Paris Saint-Germain, is immediately behind him in 16th place, and in 15th place is Rahim Sterling from Manchester City.

In 14th place came the brake of Juventus and the Italian national team, Leonardo Bonucci, and his good friend Giorgio Chiellini was ranked 13. Romulo Lukaku who moved to Chelsea in the summer came in 12th place and Arling Holland remained out of the top ten and finished 11th.

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