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Results, rankings, awards as Lionel Messi wins his 7th Ballon d'Or

Mudeet Arora
Lionel Messi won his 7th Ballon d'Or
Lionel Messi won his 7th Ballon d'Or / FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages

The 2021 Ballon d'Or was held on November 29 and we at 90min India give you the full list of awards on the night as Lionel Messi won his 7th Ballon d'Or.

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2021 Ballon d'Or - FINAL RANKINGS

1. Lionel Messi (PSG)

2. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

3. Jorginho (Chelsea)

4. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

5. N'Golo Kante (Chelsea)

6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)

7. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

8. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

9. Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

10. Gianuligi Donnarumma (PSG)

11. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)

12. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)

13. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)

14.Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)

15.Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

16.Neymar (PSG)

17.Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)

18.Simon Kjaer (Milan)

19.Mason Mount (Chelsea)

20.Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)

21.Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)

21.Lautaro Martinez (Inter)

23.Harry Kane (Tottenham)

24.Pedri (Barcelona)

25.Phil Foden (Manchester City)

26.=Nicolo Barella (Inter)

26.=Ruben Dias (Manchester City)

26.=Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)

29.=Luka Modric (Real Madrid)

29.=Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)

Club of the year


Goalkeeper of the year (Yachine trophy)

Gianluigi Donnarumma

Striker of the year

Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich won the striker of the year award.

Who won the Kopa trophy?

Pedri of FC Barcelona won the Kopa trophy at the Ballon d'Or gala held in Paris.

What time is the Ballon d'Or ceremony?

The 2021 Ballon d'Or took place on Monday 29 November, 7:30pm GMT (1am Indian Standard Time, Tuesday November 30) at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris - the same venue that was used for the 2019 awards. 

Benzema reportedly set to miss out on the Ballon d'Or

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is set to miss out on the Ballon d'Or with Lionel Messi on course to win his seventh title, according to Marca.

Ramos wishes Messi the best for the Ballon d'Or

Sergio Ramos was asked about his PSG temmate Lionel Messi competing for the Ballon d'Or and the Spaniard told ESPN, "Yes, of course [I hope he wins]. I'm going to defend the guys in my team. I wish him all the luck in the world. He's in good shape, and I think he's the kind of player who really makes a difference. He's a unique player and it's a privilege to have him in the team.

"I think that bit by bit, each of us is going to bring our own quality to make Paris Saint-Germain even greater and achieve the things we want to achieve."

Gundogan wants "dedicated" Lewandowski to win Ballon d'Or

Manchester City star Ilkay Gundogan wants Robert Lewandowski to win the Ballon d'Or this year.

“I think I would go with Lewandowski, to be honest,” he told Punditarena. “I played with him in Dortmund so I kind of know directly how great a player he is, how dedicated he is, also, to his work.

“The fact that last year there was no Ballon d’Or winner and he probably would have deserved it last year.”

Ronaldo wants to win more Ballon d'Ors than Messi

“Ronaldo has only one ambition, and that is to retire with more Ballons d’Or than Messi,” France Football's editor-in-chief Pascal Ferré told the New York Times. “And I know that because he has told me.”

Mason Mount blown away by Ballon d'or nomination

Chelsea star Mason Mount has expressed his elation to being nominated for the Ballon d'Or.

He told GQ, "To be involved in something like this and to be selected to be in a category of 30 players of such standing is such a special achievement.

"I set goals and I want to achieve big things, but I didn't ever think this would happen after two or three seasons. It's blown my mind.

“To see my name alongside the names I've looked up to all my life is crazy, Messi in particular. When I was younger I was a ball boy during a Barcelona and Chelsea match at Stamford Bridge, and seeing him up close was amazing.”

Robert Pires backs Lewandowski for award

Arsenal legend Robert Pires has stated Lewandowski should win the Ballon d'Or as he is "simply the best"

"I very much hope that Robert Lewandowski receives this honour," Pires told Sportbuzzer.

"In terms of the overall package as well as the development and accuracy, Lewandowski is simply the best.

"If he had played in the quarter-finals of the Champions League against Paris Saint-Germain last season and hadn't been injured, then Munich would not only have reached the semi-finals, but they might have defended their title."

Evra makes Messi Ballon d'Or U-turn

Manchester United legend Patrice Evra has stated in the past that he is sick of seeing Lionel Messi win the Ballon d'Or every year.

"In my opinion this Ballon d'Or is for [N'Golo] Kante or Jorginho... I'm sick of giving it to Messi," Evra told ESPN last month.

"What did he win last year? Okay, the Copa America [with Argentina]. With Barcelona, what did he do?"

However, on Sunday, Evra took to Instagram and posted a picture with Messi stating, "Congratulations to Leo Messi for winning another Ballon d'Or."

Jorginho confesses Ballon d'Or dream

“I do consider myself a [Ballon d’ Or] candidate. Because of the achievements and performances last season,” Jorginho told Placar.

“I was champion of the two main tournaments in Europe, something that few athletes have achieved.

“Of course, I have characteristics that are totally different from Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Mbappé, among others.

“I don’t have their number of goals and assists and I wouldn’t have, given my position on the field.

“But I am convinced of what I have done and I am sure I have good credentials to run for the Golden Ball.”

Who Lionel Messi voted for as his top 3 for the Ballon d'Or?

German publication BILD am Sonntag have asked eight former Ballon d'Or winners to name their top three candidates for this year's award.

Messi revealed he has voted for two his teammates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe along with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski as his three choices for the award.

Zidane reveals his Ballon d'Or pick

Zinedine Zidane wants his former player at Real Madrid, Karim Benzema to win the Ballon d'Or this year.

"Karim is in fine form. I would give him the Ballon d’Or. He deserves it. He is an incredible player, I had the great honour of coaching him.

"He knows how to do everything on the field. He is above (everyone else) and I hope he can be rewarded with this Ballon d’Or."