See Official Statistics Voters Rely on to Pick 2021 Ballon d’Or Winner
Lionel Messi won his seventh Golden Ball on November 29, beating Bayern Munich star, Robert Lewandowski into second place.
After being cancelled in 2020, the Ballon d’Or returned with a bang in 2021 as the great and good of the football world again eyed the biggest individual honour the game has to offer.
In the end, it was Messi who walked away with his seventh Golden Ball, beating Lewandowski into second place when the results were announced by France Football in Paris on November 29.
Have a look at the statistics that voters rely on to pick an eventual winner in the contest that is fast becoming a contentious issue.
The 34-year-old has now won the Ballon d’Or in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019 and 2021, meaning he has lifted the prize handed to the best player in world football more times than any other male player in its history, two clear of Cristiano Ronaldo.
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