Not one, not two, not three, not four, not five and not even six. Leo Messi, the all-time golden ball winner, tonight (Monday) increased his extraordinary balance, picking up the prestigious award from France Football magazine for the seventh (!) Time in his career and the second in a row at the prestigious ceremony held in Paris.
Much more will be said about whether the flea was the most worthy, when even actors like Robert Lewandowski and Giorgini who recorded a fantastic personal year could have found themselves with the award. The case of the Pole is particularly sad, as in 2020 he led Bayern Munich to a historic treble and finished as the senior conqueror of the year, however the prize was not shared due to the Corona virus.
Messi He said in the winning speech: “I am here in Paris today and I am very happy. I want to keep fighting and reaching new goals. I do not know how many more years but I really enjoy. I thank my teammates in Barcelona, Paris and the Argentina national team, where I submitted a dream with winning the box office. Lewandowski deserved to win the Golden Ball last year. I never thought I would reach 7 wins in this award. “
The Argentine star, who moved this summer from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, won the Copa America as the king of goals and assists of the tournament, also finished as the king of goals in La Liga and won the Spanish Cup. The Flea broke a number of historic records during the voting period for the award, becoming the player who scores the most goals for one team, and the South American player with the most goals for his team. The two records, by the way, belonged to the legendary Pele.
For Lewandowski, it seems that the “2018 Messi case” has repeated itself. Three years ago, Flea finished as the top scorer of the calendar year, and had direct involvement in no less than 77 goals, in addition to which he won a double: the championship and the King’s Cup. Despite this, he finished only fifth that year in the Golden Ball rankings. By comparison, the Pole is directly involved in 65 goals this year.