Messi to be named winner of the Ballon d’Or in 2021, clinching record-extending seventh honor

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Lionel Messi is now a member of the Paris Saint-Germain team.

After more than two decades at Barcelona, the 34-year-old left as a free agent this summer.

Messi is poised to win his record-extending seventh Ballon d’Or in a month’s time.

Argentina captain Lionel Messi is the only player in history to win the award six times. Cristiano Ronaldo, his lifelong opponent, has five Golden Balls to his name.

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Messi is widely expected to win the award after scoring 33 goals and providing 13 assists in all competitions for Barcelona last season.

After a 1-0 win over Brazil in the final, Messi strengthened his chances by winning the Copa America with Argentina.

With his move to PSG, you can expect him to continue to win titles and, at the very least, be considered for next year’s award.

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However, he will almost certainly share the stage with Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski this year.

Because the event was canceled last year due to COVID-19, France Football will present two winners this year.

With 55 goals in 47 games in all competitions, Lewandowski led Bayern to triumphs in the Bundesliga, the German Cup, and the Champions League.

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