The event kicked off as they announced the winner of the 2021 trophee kopa. It was a tight line as Bukayo Saka, Mason Greenwood and others were all squared up with Barcelona youngster, Pedri. The Barca boy however clinched the award.
Also on the night, France Football presented Robert Lewandowski with the Striker of the Year award. A new award newly created by the organizers.
On the Best goalkeepers category, PSG shot stopper, Gianluigi Donnarumma beat Chelsea’s No1, Édouard Mendy to win the Yashin Trophy.
In another category created was “club of the year” and the winner was Last years UEFA champions league winners, Chelsea.
Finally, the winner of the Ballon D’Or 2021 men’s category is PSG star, Lionel Messi. He beat Lewandowski to the award. This has now become his 7th award.
With this, he has now surpassed his closest rival Cristiano Ronaldo who has just 5 awards to his name.
Ballon D’Or ranking from 10th position:
8th- De Bruyne