Lionel Messi was announced the winner of the men's Ballon d'Or award yesterday in France. The Argentina forward and captain bagged his 7th award in his career taking his tally beyond reach as he becomes the first human being to do win the award more than 5 times.
Messi statement on his official Instagram page read, "Although I always put the collective first, I can't hide my joy for having been able to get another Ballon d'Or. I want to thank and dedicate it to all my colleagues and staff of the for such a beautiful year we lived. Of course to my family, friends and all the people who support me. And also thanks to you for the Gala and the award. Huge hug!"
Despite winning the award, Messi gave a surprise response when asked to name the player who deserved to win the Ballon d'Or 2021 saying, "I would like to mention Lewandowski. Everyone knows and agree that you were the winner last year. I think France football should award you your 2020- Ballon d'Or- you deserve it and you should have it at home."
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