Messi claims Ballon d'Or for seventh time

Lionel Messi

Paris Saint-Germain's Argentine forward Lionel Messi poses after being awarded the the Ballon d'Or award during the 2021 Ballon d'Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on November 29, 2021.

Photo credit: Franck Fife | AFP

What you need to know:

  • He won the Copa del Rey with Barcelona and then captained Argentina to Copa America glory before moving to Paris Saint-Germain in August.
  • Then there is the really big one: the World Cup in Qatar will be underway this time next year and Messi will be 35 by then.

    That will surely be his last chance to win the greatest trophy of all, and you imagine he would swap his seven Ballons d'Or to get his hands on it.



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