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The Portuguese RTP network revealed in a report yesterday, Friday, that the Argentine star, Lionel Messi, the French star of Paris Saint-Germain, will be crowned with the Ballon d’Or for the year 2021.
The media network stated in its report that the famous French magazine “France Football”, which presents the “Golden Ball” for the best football player in the world annually, contacted Messi and informed him that he was the winner of the award for this year.
And if the Portuguese network is believed, the Argentine star will be crowned with the Golden Ball for the seventh time in his career after the years 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019, to enhance his record by winning the award.
Coming in second place as the most award-winning player is Cristiano Ronaldo, the English star of Manchester United, who won it five times, in the years: 2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017.
The 2021 Ballon d’Or awards ceremony will be held on November 29 in Paris, France.
A list of 30 nominees for this prestigious award, which was canceled last year due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, was selected based on the votes of 180 football journalists from around the world, according to Russia Today.
The French magazine also revealed 20 nominees for the best player award, 10 nominees for the “Cuba” award for the best young player in the world (under 21 years), and 10 nominees for the “Yashen” award for the best goalkeeper in the world.
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