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The French magazine “France Football” revealed that the Egyptian Mohamed Salah, the Liverpool star, came seventh in the Ballon d’Or race with 121 points.
The Argentinean Lionel Messi, the star of Paris Saint-Germain, won the Ballon d’Or for the seventh time in his career, consolidating his record, after collecting the most votes in the race for 2021.
Messi surpassed Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, who finished second, to crown the Argentine magician with the award for the seventh time in his career.
Messi scored 613 points, placing him in first place, followed by Lewandowski with 580 points, while Italian Jorginho, Chelsea midfielder, got 460 points.
Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema came fourth with 239 points, ahead of fellow Chelsea star N’Golo Kante, who finished fifth with 186 points.
In sixth place, Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo came with 178 points, while Egyptian Mohamed Salah, Liverpool star, came seventh with 121 points.
In eighth place, the Belgian Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) with 73 points, followed by the French Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) with 58 points, and then his colleague Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma with 36 points.
And vote 180 journalists around the world, to choose the winner of the Ballon d’Or.
The journalists arrange a list of 5 players, so that the first gets 6 points, the second 4 points, the third 3 points, the fourth two points, and the fifth one point.
The prize is won by the player with the highest number of points, and in the event of two players being equal in the number of points, the golden ball goes to the player most selected in the first place.
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