The Golden Ball award ceremony for the best footballer of the year was held in Paris. The correspondent of “Lenta.ru” informs about it.
Again, the 34-year-old Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain striker Lionel Messi won the prestigious award. Thus, he became a seven-time winner of the Ballon d’Or.
The best young player was named Barcelona midfielder Pedri. Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski was named the best forward of the year. The Spanish player of the year is Alexia Putellas of Spain, who plays for Barcelona. The Lev Yashin Prize for the best goalkeeper of the year went to Gianluigi Donnarumme from PSG.
Earlier, the media reported that the striker of Manchester United and the Portuguese national team Cristiano Ronaldo will miss the ceremony. This was associated with the reluctance of the Portuguese to witness the awarding of Messi.
In 2021, Messi, along with the Argentina national team, won the America’s Cup. He spends the current season with PSG. For most of his career, the forward played for Barcelona. Together with the Catalans, he won the Champions League four times and became the champion of Spain ten times. Last season, he played 50 matches and scored 40 goals.
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