The 65th Ballon d’or awards saw the world buzzing as to who was going to collect the award. Messi came in as firm favourite with Robert Lewandowski ,Jorginho and Karim Benzema romoured as close competitors . From thirty , players were slowly reduced to leave the best 10 players in the world with Erling Haaland narrowly missing out.
4.Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
8.Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
10.Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain)
5.N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
2.Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
9.Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)
1.Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)
6.Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
7.Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
The Kopa trophy 2021
The best player under 21 with Jamal Musiala, Jude Bellingham, Mason Greenwood and Nuno Mendez among the five competitors. It came down to Fabio Cannovaro to hand it out and it went to the Barcelona sensation Pedri.
Top goalscorer/beststriker 2021.
Women’s Ballon d’or 2021.
The best women player was handed out by Kylian Mbappe to Barcelona Captain/midfielder and Champions league winner Alexia Putellas.
The Yachine Trophy 2021.
The best goalkeeper award was handed to Gianluigi Donnarumma for his excellent club and country performances.
Club of the Year.
Men’s Ballon d’or 2021.
The best men’s player of the year went to Lionel Messi who extended his record to seven Ballon d’ors as he helped Argentina to win the Copa America and was best player in La liga.