fr-WHAT CRISTIANO WAS DOING THE NIGHT MESSI WON HIS HISTORIC 7TH BALLON D'OR.
GOA7 : CRISTIANO'S ALLEGED AMBITION TO END HIS CAREER WITH MORE BALLON D'OR THAN MESSI MIGHT HAVE CRUMBLED. MESSI NOW HAS TWO MORE BALLON D'OR THAN CRISTIANO, HAS THE GOAT DEBATE BEEN FINALLY PUT TO BED ?
Lionel Messi is the first PSG player to have won the ballon d'or and the second from the French league , the first ballon d'or winner from ligue 1 is Pierre Papin and he won the ballon d'or 30 years ago that is 1991.
As far as voting is concerned each nation was represented by their country's manager , captain and a leading sports journalist nominated by the country's association, so it is not a journalist award as haters claim , this year's voting result is as follows :
4)-Karim Benzema-Real Madrid (239 points)
5)-Ngolo Kante-Chelsea (186 points)
6)-Cristiano Ronaldo-Manchester United (178 points)
7)-Mohamed Salah-Liverpool (121 points)
8)-Kevin Debruyne-Manchester City (73 points)
9)-Kylian Mbappe-PSG (58 points)
10)-Gianluigi Donnarumma-PSG (36 points)
DOES MESSI DESERVE HIS SEVENTH BALLON D'OR ?
There's no doubt that a lot of players were genuine contenders for this year's most prestigious individual award ; especially the likes of Jorginho and Lewandowski who won trophies with their respective clubs and countries , Jorginho won the Champions league with Chelsea and the Euro with his national team Italy , some will say that Jorginho was fortunate to be part of these groups because he was neither the best player of his club nor country , he however got compensated with the UEFA MEN'S PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD. Lewandowski on the other hand had an even bigger claim considering the fact that he scored 64 goals in 54 games , registering 9 assists , he also won the Bundes Liga and DFL Super Cup.
We shouldn't forget the fact that the ballon d'or is for the best player in the world and not for the highest goal scorer , Lewandowski was voted best striker which in my opinion is what he deserved ,without a doubt 2020 was his year but what happened was beyond anyone's control . If the ballon d'or was based on goals and assists then Messi would have won at least 9 ballon d'or by now given his stats over the years .
Messi did not only win the Copa but he won all the individual awards of the tournament as well , he played with a very poor Barca side but still emerged as the top scorer of the league ,haters have always criticized Messi for not winning any Major trophy with his national team , something he finally did with style .
Cristiano has cultivated the habit of not showing up at the ballon d'or ceremony whenever he knows someone else is gonna win it , is he a salty loser ?
Cristiano once said in an interview back in 2017 that he wanted to have 7 ballon d'or and 7 children, well it is possible for him to have a dozen of children if he wants to but as for 7 ballon d'or that seems to be far fetched as he is approaching the twilight of his outstanding career .
Cristiano was no where to be found at the ballon d'or award ceremony , perhaps he was getting ready for the 'Dubai d'or' , perhaps not . While La Pulga was receiving his record 7th ballon d'or Cristiano was busy writing an essay regarding what Pascal Ferre the editor-in-chief of France Football had said the week before , this is what Cristiano posted on his Instagram ...
Pascal Ferre who is the editor-in-chief of France Football said Cristiano had personally confided in him that his main career ambition is to win more ballon d'or than Messi , guess we'll never know if this is true or not as Cristiano was quick to defend himself .
MESSI : " I don't know if this record will ever be broken " .
This is what Messi said when he was asked if he thought his record of being the only player to have won 7 ballon d'or will ever be broken . Messi did not hesitate to thank his fans , family and team mates as he posted the following on his Instagram ...
If you feel that Messi did not deserve his 7th ballon d'or then you can blame the captains , managers and journalists of the respective federations who voted. Cristiano Ronaldo still remain one of the greatest footballer of all time , make no mistake about that .