Argentina’s Lionel Messi on Tuesday gained the Ballon d’Or award for one of the best participant on the earth, beating Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho to carry soccer’s most prestigious trophy but once more. However the record-stretching seventh time winner felt that Lewandowski was disadvantaged of the award in 2020.
Messi added to his 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019 trophies after successful the Copa America for the primary time along with his nation final July. Messi, who joined Paris St Germain on a free switch from Barcelona throughout the shut season after ending as La Liga’s prime scorer with the Spanish membership, collected 613 factors, with Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski, named greatest striker, getting 580.
2020 awards have been canceled as a result of the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the season. The 33-year-old Lewandowski set a brand new single-season scoring document for the Bundesliga with 41 objectives – another than late Germany nice Gerd Muller – when he scored within the final minute of the final sport.
Lewandowski netted in 19 consecutive video games in all competitions for Bayern from February to September and he simply missed out on equaling the document of scoring in 16 Bundesliga video games in a row. General, he already has 25 objectives in 20 video games for Bayern this season. His 11 objectives in 12 video games for Poland this 12 months took his worldwide tally to 74 in 128 video games, simply six lower than Messi.
Congratulations Leo Messi and @alexiaputellas winners of the #BallonDor2021, congratulations additionally to all nominated gamers!👏 I gained Striker of the Yr Award and no Participant can win a person award with out strongest workforce and constant followers behind him. Thanks to your help🤜🤛 pic.twitter.com/I6j4BtluYS
— Robert Lewandowski (@lewy_official) November 29, 2021
Whereas giving an acceptance speech after accumulating the trophy in Paris, the Argentine made particular point out of Lewandowski and stated, “I wish to point out Robert Lewandowski, it’s been an actual honour to compete with you. Everybody is aware of and we agree that you just have been the winner final 12 months. I believe France Soccer ought to award you your 2020 Ballon d’Or – you deserve it and it is best to have it at house.”
“I believe Robert Lewandowski had a fantastic 12 months. Yr after 12 months, he improves and reveals the wonderful striker he’s, in addition to his capacity to attain objectives. This 12 months he was awarded as the highest scorer. After all he can actually aspire to that stage subsequent 12 months, due to his manner of being on the pitch. And as well as, he performs for a giant membership.”
Messi, in the meantime, counts two extra Ballon d’Or awards than longtime rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who was sixth within the voting. In his last season with the Spanish big he netted 38 total, successful his final trophy with an outstanding efficiency within the Copa del Rey last. On the Copa America, Messi was inspirational, ending joint-top scorer with 4 objectives and main with 5 assists. Then he shocked the world by becoming a member of Paris Saint-Germain.
Whereas Messi admitted that the Copa America title with Argentina was particular, it got here in a troublesome 12 months for the 34-year outdated. “It’s unimaginable to be right here once more. Two years in the past I believed it was the final time. Profitable the Copa America was key,” Messi stated at Paris’s Theatre du Chatelet.”It’s a particular 12 months for me with this Copa America title. It meant lots to win on the Maracana stadium and I used to be so joyful to rejoice with the individuals from Argentina.
“I don’t know if it’s one of the best 12 months of my life, I’ve had a protracted profession, nevertheless it was a particular one with the title with Argentina after the robust occasions and the criticism.”
Jorginho, who gained the Champions League with Chelsea and the European championship with Italy, ended up third on 460, forward of France’s Karim Benzema and Ngolo Kante in fourth and fifth locations respectively.
Chelsea, named membership of the 12 months, additionally had keeper Edouard Mendy ending second within the Yashin trophy behind Italy’s Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The ladies’s Ballon d’Or went to Alexia Putellas after the Spain midfielder guided Barcelona to Champions League glory.