Lionel MESSI and Antonella ROCCUZZO and their three sons – photo credit: icon sport
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The 65th Golden Ball in history went to Lionel Messi on Monday evening. The Argentinian player has thus won this distinction for the 7th time in his career, which represents a record. In the Spanish press, the news did not fail to create a buzz.
In Spain, where Messi played for 20 years with FC Barcelona, the news on the 2021 Golden Ball also caused a lot of talk. The Spanish media went there each in their own way, but above all to salute the great story written by the Argentine footballer.
According to Marca, this time it is a “Seventh wonder of Messi”. However, he recalls that the Argentinian won this award at the age of 34. In another article published on its page, the Spanish media let it be known that « Messi and Alexia are Ballons d’Or to remember ».
Abundant in the same direction, Mundo Deportivo plunges into the superfluous and thinks that « Messi and Alexia are Ballons d’Or for eternity ». Further, the Catalan media are brought back to the rivalry with Cristiano Ronaldo, ranked 6th for this edition of the Ballon d’Or. « The former Barça player returns to win an award that recognizes him as the best footballer on the planet and beats Cristiano Ronaldo by two, » said Mundo Deportivo.
Sport, for its part, prefers to honor FC Barcelona. With a collage of photos of Messi, Alexia and Pedri, he headlines: “Ballon d’Or Blaugrana”. According to him, « the Ballon d’Or 2021 colored Barça on the day the Barcelona club celebrated its 122 years of history ». Sport returns to the distinction of Messi while stressing that it is an award marked by the coronation of Argentina in the Copa America and recalls that the player has achieved 38 goals and 14 assists in all competitions in 2021.
For its part, AS is particularly interested in the number of votes collected by Lionel Messi. The Spanish media revealed that « the Argentinian won the votes with 613 points against 580 for Lewandowski and 460 for Jorginho ». He returns to the event itself, thinking that Lionel Messi has taken « a step impossible to equal for his contemporaries and for the young emerging talents of European football ».