Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will win the Ballon d’Or for the seventh time in his career, according to Spanish journalist Sergio Gonzalez, who also confirms that the Argentine and his entourage have been informed.
Robert Lewandowski, a favorite to win in 2020, will miss out due to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Messi’s Ballon d’Or win in PSG colors could be one of football’s most famous moments. The little magician made his Barcelona debut in 2004 and won the accolade six times during his stay there.
In 2019, he beat out Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk to win his sixth Ballon d’Or. Lewandowski, Mohamed Salah, Jorginho, and Cristiano Ronaldo might join Messi in the top ten.
Messi agreed to join PSG in 2021 after Barcelona failed to re-sign him due to La Liga’s wage ceiling.
Lionel Messi wants his sixth Ballon d’Or. In an interview with Sport, the PSG forward said winning again would be amazing.
The winner of the 2021 Ballon d’Or will be officially announced on November 29th. Will Lionel Messi win it for a record-extending seventh time, or will someone else take the prize? Time will tell.