"I win the France Football Ballon d'Or once again. It's amazing to win it for the 7th time. I would like to thank my circle of relatives, my friends and all the folks who comply with me and always aid me because without them I couldn't have accomplished it,” an elated Messi said.
Messi mentioned Lewandowski should have won the award closing year, before the Covid-19 pandemic disrupted the season midway, leaving no award given.
"I’d like to say, Robert, it’s been a real honour to compete with him. I assume France Football ought to award you your 2020 Ballon d’Or, you deserved it," Messi said from the rostrum.
The 34-yr-old saw his long look ahead to an international trophy end as Argentina beat hosts Brazil 1-zero within the Copa America very last.
He became named Player of the Tournament and took domestic the opposition’s Golden Boot after scoring 4 dreams and registering 5 assists.
Apart from finishing as La Liga's top scorer in season 2020/21 (30), Messi also led Barcelona to a Copa Del Rey trophy, beating Athletic Bilbao four-0 in the final.
He additionally gained the award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015.
In the women’s class, Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas changed into crowned the Ballon d’Or winner, after an extraordinary season that noticed the membership win a treble - Liga de Fútbol Femenino, the Champions League and the Spanish Cup.
The 27-yr-antique scored 37 goals and made 27 assists.
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