it became known how many points football players received following the results of voting – UNIAN

Lionel Messi is slightly ahead of his main competitor.

Robert Lewandowski became second / photo by REUTERS

Argentine striker Lionel Messi has won the Golden Ball in 2021. In the fight for this prize, he was ahead of the Pole Robert Lewandowski.

Journalist Romain Colle-Goden c Twitter published information about the points received by footballers who got into the top 5 by voting.

Messi received 613 points, and Lewandowski – 580.

Italian midfielder Giorgino, who finished third, scored 460 points. French striker Karim Benzema – 239, and French national team midfielder N’Golo Cante – 186.

We will remind, this year 30 nominees for “Golden ball” and 180 journalists took part in voting.

“Golden Ball-2021”: top 10 according to the results of voting

10. Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy, PSG)

9. Killian Mbappe (France, PSG)

8. Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium, Manchester City)

7. Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool)

6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Manchester United)

5. N’Golo Cante (France, Chelsea)

4. Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid)

3. Georgino (Italy, Chelsea)

2. Robert Lewandowski (Poland, “Bavaria”)

1. Lionel Messi (Argentina, PSG)

Lionel Messi: the seventh “Golden Ball”

  • Messi became the owner of the Golden Ball for the eighth time in his career. He previously received the award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019.
  • Messi is a record holder for the Golden Balls won. He is two awards ahead of the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.
  • This year, the Argentine striker won the America’s Cup with his national team, and with “Barcelona” last season won the Spanish Cup.
  • In 2021, Messi scored 41 goals and gave up 17 assists in 56 matches in all competitions. He became the top scorer of the Spanish Championship 2020-2021 and the America’s Cup.

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