Ballon d'Or

The 2021 Ballon d'Or rankings in full

Tom Gott
Messi won the Ballon d'Or
Messi won the Ballon d'Or / FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages
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Lionel Messi lifted his seventh Ballon d'Or on Monday evening, receiving a whopping 613 votes.

Voters were asked to name their top five candidates to win the Ballon d'Or, with each player on their shortlist awarded 6, 4, 3, 2 or 1 point respectively.

Messi sat atop the standings with over 600, leaving him clear of second-placed Robert Lewandowski, who landed a more-than-respectable tally of 580.

In third came Chelsea's Jorginho who, with 460 points, was on an island of his own, ahead of Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema (239) and fellow Frenchman N'Golo Kante (186) in fourth and fifth.

Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United landed in sixth place with 178, finishing comfortably ahead of the only other player to break the 100 mark, Liverpool's Mohamed Salah (121).

Rounding out the top ten were Kevin De Bruyne (73), Kylian Mbappe (58) and Gianluigi Donnarumma (36)

At the other end of the list tied for 29th, Luka Modric and Cesar Azpilicueta failed to pick up a single vote each.

Check out the full rankings below.


2021 Ballon d'Or rankings in full

1. Lionel Messi (PSG) - 613
2. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) - 580
3. Jorginho (Chelsea) - 460
4. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) - 239
5. N'Golo Kante (Chelsea) - 186

6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - 178
7. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 121
8. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - 73
9. Kylian Mbappe (PSG) - 58
10. Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG) - 36

11. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) - 33
12. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea) - 26
13. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) - 26
14. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) - 18
15. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) - 10

16. Neymar (PSG) - 9
17. Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid) - 8
18. Simon Kjaer (Milan) - 8
19. Mason Mount (Chelsea) - 7
20. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) - 7

21= Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United) - 6
21= Lautaro Martinez (Inter) - 6
23. Harry Kane (Tottenham) - 4
24. Pedri (Barcelona) - 3
25. Phil Foden (Manchester City) - 2

26= Nicolo Barella (Inter) - 1
26= Ruben Dias (Manchester City) - 1
26= Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) - 1
29= Luka Modric (Real Madrid) - 0
29= Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) - 0

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