Lionel Messi has won the 2021 Ballon d’Or for a record seven times in a row.
Messi was announced as the winner of the men’s award at the prestigious awards ceremony held in Paris, France.
The Argentine forward defeated Robert Lewandowski and 30 other contenders on the list to clinch the prize.
Bayern Munich and Poland s striker Lewandowski finished second while Chelsea and Italy midfielder Jorginho took third position. Meanwhile, the Manchester United and Portugal forward, Cristiano Ronald came a distant sixth.
Before this latest feat, Messi had won the award in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019.