Messi Ballon D’Or Award

Messi Ballon DOr Award

On November 29, 2021, it was announced that Lionel Messi had won the 2021 Ballon d’Or. The Ballon D’or is the award for the best soccer player in the whole world. This was Messi’s seventh win which gives him the most Ballon d’Or awards won ever. However, people believe runner up Robert Lewandowski should have won. Messi won by 613 to 580, but the score should have been significantly closer. The Polish striker scored 54 goals in 45 matches, while Messi only had 40 goals in 49 matches. Moreover, Robert Lewandowski averaged a goal every 66 minutes. In addition, Messi had 16 assists, but Lewandowski only had 8 assists. Messi had an incredible 118 chances created, which was 63 more than Lewandowski. Messi had 14 more man of matches too. Both players won two trophies, but Messi had 1 more individual honor than Lewandowski. However, Lewandowski’s Bayern Munich had more success than Barcelona. In fact, Bayern thrashed Barcelona 3-0 in October, 2021. However, Messi had more success with country. Argentina won the Copa America, but Poland won 0 trophies. The winner of this prestigious award is still up for debate, but it is clear that both of these players are incredible and both deserve to win.