The forward added to his 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019 trophies after winning the Copa America for the first time with his country last July.
“It’s incredible to be here again. Two years ago I thought it was the last time. Winning the Copa America was key”, Messi said at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.
Messi, who joined Paris Saint-Germain on a free transfer from Barcelona during the summer, collected 613 points, with Bayern Munich’s Lewandowski, named best striker on Monday, getting 580.
Jorginho, who won the Champions League with Chelsea and the European Championship with Italy, ended up third on 460, ahead of France’s Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante in fourth and fifth places respectively.
Pedri was voted the Kopa player of the year, what an amazing year it has been for the young starlets.
Alexia Putellas won the female version of the Ballon dor. The 27 years old plays for Barcelona in Spain and not doubt the best with her run in form for the Spanish side.
Giuanluigi Donnurama was voted for the Yashin winner. The Italian was part of the azzuris campaign into the euro 2020.
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