On Monday the 29th of November the 2021 Ballon D'or Ceremony commenced announcing many awards, most significantly, Lionel Messi being awarded his seventh (The most recorded in history). The decision was unanimous however only winning by 33 votes and 613 in total. The argentinian international is arguably the best renowned to grace the football pitch, scoring exceptional goals and crucially assisting his colleagues. 

  After the 2020/2021 season it was arguable Robert Lewandowski deserved the reward however he sat in second and he won striker of the year, the first of its kind. Gary Lineker, an English Football great, complimented him, claiming  “He deserves to win it, He deserves to have one”. Winning the Bundesliga and scoring 64 goals in the calendar year, The polish striker fell short to the little magician as he performed through the Copa America and won against Brazil in the tense final. The debate regarding Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi seemed nonsensical as Ronaldo was named sixth in the extraordinary top ten roster including: N’Golo Kante, Mohammed Salah, Kevin de bruyne, Karim Benzema, Kylian Mbappe, Gianluigi Donarumma, Jorginho, Robert Lewandowski and this years winner Lionel Messi.

  As well as this new accolades introduced included The Yashin Trophy named after the russian keeper, remembered for his cat reflexes, the Kopa Trophy provided to the best player under 21 years of age and the Best Club of the year award providing achievement to the best in the season. Prior to the Ballon D’or announcement Gianluigi Donarumma was gifted for his composure and skill in his performance during his Euro tournament where he won player of the tournament and had been offered a contract to Paris Saint-Germain after outperforming his club Ac Milan. In addition, it was a night of celebration for the London football club Chelsea who strided through the UEFA Champions league and hit the jackpot in claiming the silverware for the second time were awarded the Best Club of the Year as they remain a football european giant that teams fear. Finally, The Kopa Trophy was provided to Pedri the spanish international youngster, at only 19 he plays for his country and club full time and proves he can maintain a world class reputation from a young age.

  The French award ceremony further developed the popularity of Lionel Messi’s peculiar circumstance. The PSG,Argentine footballer again, provides evidence he is the greatest to kick a ball in the beautiful game.