Lionel Messi won the France football Ballon D’or for 2021 on Monday 29th November. It is his seventh golden ball of his career making him the first and only player to do so. Messi now has two more ballon D’or than Cristiano Ronalo. Lionel Messi finally got his hands onto the international trophy with his nation Argentina after winning the Copa America earlier this summer beating their arch rivals Brazil in the finals.
The PSG superstar was the top scorer, top playmaker and the best player of the tournament alongside Neymar at Copa America. As for club level Messi won the Copa Del Rey with Barcelona. However it was not as straightforward as it has been for the past couple of years. Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea’s midfield maestro Jorginho had exceptional years with their respective club and country.
But it the end it was the Argentinean who came out on top. Lionel Messi was quick to mention Lewandowski as the clear winner of the 2020 Ballon D’or which was reportedly cancelled by France football because of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. He also requested France football to give the Polish goal machine the trophy he truly deserves.
However the former Barcelona forward winning the award did not sit well with some of the current and former players, more so after his long time rival Cristiano Ronaldo finishing outside of top 5 in 6th place in the Ballon D’or rankings for the first time since 2010. There will always be a debate between Messi and Ronaldo fan base and top pundits as to how one of them deserved it more than the other. Ronaldo’s former teammate Kroos reportedly said that ‘It is absolutely not deserved.’
Twitter reacts to Cristiano Ronaldo’s comment on an Instagram post
Cristiano Ronaldo commented ‘Factos’ on a random Instagram post which stated all the stats and the reasons as to how Ronaldo should’ve won it and it is an absolute shame that the Manchester United forward is not even in the top 5 rankings of this year’s Ballon D’or. Check out the post below.
After the comment fans went wild on twitter reacting to it and the Portuguese international was heavily trolled after his comment.