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In Paris the prize is awarded to the best footballer of the year: the Argentine at the seventh seal. In Donnarumma (10th) the Jascin award for best goalkeeper

November 29 France Football awarded the Ballon d’Or 2021 (HERE where to see it): to challenge each other as usual Leo messi, who had already won six and who this year won the Copa America with Argentina, and the Polish forward of Bayern Robert Lewandowski who in 2020 (when the Ballon d’Or was not awarded due to a pandemic) had won all six trophies available for a club, including the Champions League, but not the personal award, canceled due to the pandemic. As expected, they finished first and second, ahead of the surprising Jorginho, third. Great disappointed, and controversial, Cristiano Ronaldo, sixth. Four other Italians who were on the list: Donnarumma, nominated best goalkeeper and tenth in the general classification, Bonucci, Chiellini and Barella.

Messi wins the seventh Ballon d’Or: the 2021 edition is his

Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski are left to play for the 2021 Ballon d’Or. At 9.53 pm the announcement: Messi scores seven at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. «I have achieved the dream that I have wanted for years, in the end this triumph that I wanted has arrived. Copa America led me to win this award. I want to share this trophy with my team mates from the national team. It is the most special ».

This is the top ten:
1. Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona / Psg)
2. Robert Lewandowski (Polonia, Bayern Monaco)
3. Jorginho (Italy, Chelsea)
4. Karim Benzema (Francia, Real Madrid)
5. Ngolo Kanté (France, Chelsea)
6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Juventus / Manchester United)
7. Mohamed Salah (Egitto, Liverpool)
8. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgio, Manchester City)
9. Kylian Mbappé (France, Psg)
10. Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy, Milan / Psg)

3rd, 4th and 5th: at the foot of the podium Kanté and Benzema behind Jorginho

Jorginho, Benzema, Lewandowski, Kanté and Messi remain in the running. Chelsea star Ngolo Kanté finished in fifth place behind Karim Benzema, automatically sending Jorginho to the podium (who, connected virtually, also collects the team of the year award for his Chelsea).

Jascin Award to Donnarumma

The best goalkeeper is of course Gigio Donnarumma who beats the competition of Ederson, Benjamin Mendy, Jan Oblak and Manuel Neuer. The announcement of the Jascin award at 9.31 pm «It was an unforgettable year for me – Donnarumma comments on the stage – starting with my return to the Champions League with the Milan shirt up to the victory in the European Championship with the blue shirt. We have given joy to all the Italians and I am speechless because it was an incredible feeling, I thank my previous and current coaches “, his comment at the time of the award ceremony, combined with a joke when he was asked to show off his French: “Merci beaucoup,” he smiled.

6th, 7th and 8th: De Bruine and Salah behind Ronaldo

At 21.27, two other pieces of the standings were revealed: the Belgian of Manchester City Kevin De Bruine 8th behind the Egyptian of Liverpool Momo Salah and, above all, the Portuguese now at United Cristiano Ronaldo, furious.

9th and 10th place: Donnarumma behind Mbappé

At 21.05 the countdown arrives: tenth Gigio Donnarumma, goalkeeper of Paris Saint-Germain and champion of Europe, just behind Kylian Mbappé, his clubmate and winner of the last Nations League with France.

Women’s Ballon d’Or in Putellas

Barcelona’s Spanish midfielder Alexia Putellas won the 2021 Women’s Ballon d’Or, beating the competition of compatriot Jennifer Hermoso, Australian Sam Kerr and Dutch Kieve Martens and Vivianne Miedema.

To Lewandowski the bomber award

Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski is, of course, the most prolific striker of the year. The 33-year-old Pole left a dedication to his legend Gerd Müller, who in 1971-72 had stopped 40 goals in the German league, being overtaken by Lewandowski.

Kopa Award to Pedri

The Kopa award, destined for the best young player of the year, goes to the Portuguese talent Pedri, 24th in the ranking of the big names. The Spaniard succeeds in the palmarès the Dutch Matthijs De Ligt (2019) to the French Kylian Mbappé, winner in 2018. Last year the trophy was not awarded due to the pandemic. Behind him the 18-year-old from Borussia Dortmund and the English national team Jude Bellingham.

From 11th to 14th place: Haaland and Lukaku ahead of the Azzurri Chiellini and Bonucci

Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci, defenders of Juventus and the Italian national champion of Europe, classified respectively in 13th and 14th place, just behind the Norwegian star of Borussia Dortmund Herling Haaland (21 years old, he will have won only one German Cup, but in the calendar year he scored 44 goals and Romelu Lukeku, twelfth, today at Chelsea but a great protagonist in the victory of the Inter Scudetto.

The angry ones: CR7 and Benzema. The former Juve: “Only lies about me”

Some Spanish media report that Karim Benzema, angry at not having won the award (according to the same sources, he would have finished in third place) would have decided not to go to Paris and would therefore have remained in Madrid, as well as Cristiano Ronaldo, who is not left Manchester and vented on social media: “Today’s result is explained by the statements of Pascal Ferré (editor-in-chief of FF, ed) in the last week, when he said that I would have confided to him that I had the only ambition to end his career with more Ballon d’Ors than Lionel Messi. He lied, he used my name to promote himself and the magazine he works for. ‘

15th to 19th place: Disappointed Neymar, Kjaer 18th

15th place goes to Raheem Sterling, who fell twice in the Champions League and European finals. Then Neymar one of the big disappointments in the standings: the Brazilian from PSG only finished 16th, ahead of his former team-mate in Barça Luis Suarez placeholder image who, despite having dragged Atletico Madrid to the title of La Liga, is only 17th. One position behind the captain of Denmark, and Milan defensive center, Simon kjaer, in front of Chelsea’s Mason Mount, 19 / o.

From 20th to 25th place: Lautaro ahead of Foden

In 20th position we find the Algerian Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City). The striker of Inter and Argentina Lautaro Martinez is 21st on par with Portuguese B.runo Fernandes del Manchester United. Only 23rd is the England and Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who arrived in front of the 2 «golden boy» (born in 2002) of Barcelona Pedri and teammate Phil Foden of Manchester City.

From 26th to 30th place: Barella and Moreno ahead of Modric

«Last» in 29th place, with equal merit, are the Chelsea defender César Azpilicueta, Spaniard who won the Champions League with the Blues, and the winner of the trophy in 2018, the Croatian of Real Madrid Luka Modric. Nicolò Barella is instead 26th, 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.

11. Erling Haaland (Norway, Borussia Dortmund)
12. Romelu Lukaku (Belgio, Inter/Chelsea)
13. Giorgio Chiellini (Italy, Juventus)
14. Leonardo Bonucci (Italy, Juventus)
15. Raheem Sterling (England, Manchester City)
16. Neymar (Brazil, Psg)
17. Luis Suarez (Uruguay, Atletico Madrid)
18. Simon Kjaer (Denmark, Milan)
19. Mason Mount (England, Chelsea)
20. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria, Manchester City)
21. Lautaro Martinez (Argentina, Inter)
21. Bruno Fernandes (Portogallo, Manchester United)
23. Harry Kane (England, Tottenham)
24. Pedri (Spain, Barcelona)
25. Phil Foden (England, Manchester City)
26. Nicolò Barella (Italy, Inter)
26. Gerard Moreno (Spain, Villarreal)
26. Ruben Dias (Portugal, Manchester City)
29. Luka Modric (Croazia, Real Madrid)
29. Cesar Azplicueta (Spagna, Chelsea)

November 29, 2021 (change November 29, 2021 | 22:21)

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