The Golden Ball returned to the Argentine player, Lionel Messin, for the seventh time in his career. Thus, the “Flea” took the throne of the recipients of this award, moving away from the rival “Don” with two championships, whose titles in the championship stopped at 5 titles.
The “Flea” outperformed Bayern Munich striker, German international Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), and Chelsea midfielder, Italian international Jorginho, apparently thanks to his crowning with his country with the “Copa America” title this summer.
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo came sixth, Egyptian Mohamed Salah, Liverpool’s top scorer, seventh, Belgian Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City star eighth, French Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain’s top scorer ninth, and Italian Gianluigi Donnarumma, Paris Saint-Germain goalkeeper tenth.
The award was canceled last year due to the repercussions of the Corona virus, so that the title remains in the possession of Messi, the record holder at the time with six titles, who decided to take a new adventure this season by leaving Barcelona to defend the colors of Saint Germain, similar to his rival Ronaldo, the five-time winner who decided to leave Juventus To return to Manchester United.
The global website “Goal” had placed Messi as the first candidate for the award announced in Paris, on Monday, noting that the Argentine “flea” is on the cusp of the seventh Golden Ball in his inimitable career, despite acknowledging that his “relatively slow” start in Paris Saint-Germain had It has significantly narrowed the gap in favor of its rivals over the past three months.
Goal pointed out that Messi, with his decisive goals, succeeded in “dragging” Barcelona to the King’s Cup title, as well as winning the best player award in the league and the Golden Boot in the “Copa America”, as well as finally obtaining his first major international title with the Argentina national team.