Lionel Messi boosted his record for most Ballon d’Or wins on Monday to seven, and now sits two goals ahead of Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo in the overall standings.
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Argentinian I collected a record from the seventh title At the Théâtre de Paris du Chatel on Monday.
He is 34 years old, who competes with him Manchester United The star throughout his career, confident that no one will equal his seven.
“I don’t know if the record is winnable,” Messi said during a press conference after the ceremony.
“I just have to accept it but I’m not sure if he can be defeated. Seven is really impressive.”
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Spanish football expert Gillem Ballaj agrees with Messi, on his talk football mirror After the star-studded event: “I don’t think so.
“Sometimes we say very good players that I wish they would be recognized, but in this case as long as he’s with us, there isn’t a single award he didn’t deserve.
“Now he’s on another planet. He already was. I don’t think anyone can catch up with him now.”
It can be said that Messi’s recent victory has been the most controversial with Bayern Munich The killer Lewandowski is also a worthy hero thanks to his staggering 64 goals in 2021.
But Ronaldo had to settle for sixth, the first time he missed the top five since 2007, a year before his first five wins.
and portuguese Made headlines in the run-up to the ceremony, French football editor Pascal Ferry has been criticized for claiming that his only goal in his career is to “retire with more Ballon d’Ors than Lionel Messi”, when speaking to New York times.
“Pascal Ferry lied and used my name to promote himself and the publication he works for,” Ronaldo wrote on social media.
“It is unacceptable that the person responsible for handing out such a prestigious award lies in this way and shows disrespect for someone who has always respected France Football and the Ballon d’Or.
“He lied again today to justify my absence from the party due to the supposed needless quarantine.
“I always congratulate everyone who wins, along with the sportsmanship and fair play that have strengthened my career from the start and I do so because I never go against anyone.
“I always win for myself and the clubs I represent. I win for myself and for those who love me. I don’t win against anyone.”