Lionel Messi now has an astounding seven Ballons d’Or, comfortably edging out rival Cristiano Ronaldo, who has six trophies to his identify (and who notably didn’t attend tonight’s ceremony, however not as a result of he completed sixth or something). Not that anybody is preserving rely, although.
Reigning European champions Chelsea have 5 gamers nominated for the 2021 Ballon d’Or, with Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Romelu Lukaku and Cesar Azpilicueta all hoping to beat bookmakers’ favorite Lionel Messi to the award.
The PSG star is the odds-on favorite (4/11) to say yet one more Ballon d’Or award, and already has six in his assortment from his glittering profession with Barcelona.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has additionally been nominated for the award, as have the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Erling Haaland, Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe and Mohamed Salah.
Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka is among the ten kids nominated for the Kopa Trophy alongside the likes of Mason Greenwood and Pedri.
Former Arsenal goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez is in competition for the Yashin Trophy, as is Chelsea no.1 Edouard Mendy.