Lionel Messi WINS seventh Ballon d’Or, Cristiano Ronaldo only sixth




Lionel Messi

LIONEL MESSI has won an unprecedented seventh Ballon d’Or.

The Argentine edged out Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea’s Jorginho, who came third.

Messi’s great rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who did not attend the ceremony, finished down in sixth place.

That marks the first time the Portugal captain has finished outside the top three since 2010.

Barcelona’s Pedri has been announced as the winner of the Kopa Trophy, honouring the world’s best young player, and Lewandowski has won the new Striker of the Year award.

Meanwhile, Alexia Petellas of Barcelona won the Women’s Ballon d’Or.

Ballon d’or top 10

  1. LIONEL MESSI
  2. Robert Lewandowski
  3. Jorginho
  4. Karim Benzema
  5. N’Golo Kante
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo
  7. Mo Salah
  8. Kevin de Bruyne
  9. Kylian Mbappe
  10. Gianluigi Donnarumma

Source: The Sun