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List of Ballon d'Or votes by journalists of all participating countries

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Messi claimed his seventh Ballon d'Or
Messi claimed his seventh Ballon d'Or / Aurelien Meunier/GettyImages
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The list of votes given by all participating countries' representative journalists for the Ballon d'Or 2021 has been released.

Journalists from 180 different nations were asked to cast their votes for the top five footballers from France Football's 30-man shortlist.

First place and second place were awarded six and four points respectively, while third place received three points, fourth picked up two points and fifth collected a single point.

Lionel Messi won his seventh gong this year, but Cristiano Ronaldo failed to make the overall top five for the Ballon d'Or and ranked in sixth place, with the Portuguese forward receiving 178 points.

Joaquim Rita of SIC Noticias who was selected to put forward Portugal’s Ballon d'Or votes placed Chelsea star N'Golo Kante in the top spot. Robert Lewandowski and Kylian Mbappe came second and third in Rita’s rankings, with Jorginho and Mohamed Salah fourth and fifth respectively.

Anyway, here are all the votes handed out by all journalists from around the world.

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Ballon d'Or voting by journalists across the world / France Football
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Ballon d'Or voting by journalists across the world / France Football
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Ballon d'Or voting by journalists across the world / France Football
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Ballon d'Or voting by journalists across the world / France Football
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