Lionel Messi was informed that he would have won his seventh golden ball

Messi with his six Ballon d’Or (Photo: Reuters)

The eyes of the world will be on the gala to be held in the Châtelet Theater from Paris on next Monday, November 29: France Football will announce the name of the new winner of the Golden Ball. Lionel messi He is the favorite candidate to obtain the award again and in the last hours some information about the Argentine to this recognition.

According to the Portuguese news chain RTP, the athlete of 34 years I would have already been informed by the magazine France Football who will be the owner of the award at the end of the month. The medium in question must carry out the usual interview with the chosen one before the awards ceremony and then take it to the cover of its December issue. From RTP they affirm that this journalistic note has already been granted.

Then, Messi will obtain the seventh Balloon of Gold of his trajectory and he will establish himself as the maximum bearer of this trophy over Cristiano Ronaldo, who holds five in his professional life.

The flea compete head-to-head in voting with other prominent players like Kylian Mbappe (France), Neymar (Brazil), Karim Benzema (France), Erling Haaland (Norway) and himself Christian, among the 30 nominees who were formally announced on October 8. It should be noted that days ago there was made viral on social networks an eye-catching list which gave as the supposed winner the Polish Robert Lewandowski.

In the celebration that will take place in Paris, the ‘Kopa Trophy’ – which is awarded to the best U21 footballer -, the Yashin Trophy to the best goalkeepers of the season and the Women’s Ballon d’Or will also be awarded. Argentina, in addition to having Messi among the triads, has Lautaro Martínez nominated for the Ballon d’Or already Emiliano Draw Martinez ternado for the “Yashin”.

Until this season, Leo was first in the voting six times, finished second five more times, climbed to third place once and was outside the top three in two galas (5th in 2018 and 20th in 2006). . It should be noted that the medium makes the list of 30 finalists and then 176 journalists from different parts of the world cast five votes (6, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point depending on the position) among their favorites to carry out the final election.

The flea had a brilliant season: won the Copa del Rey, was the top scorer in La Liga in Spain (30 points) and cut a prolonged drought in the National Team by lifting the Copa América (He was MVP of the tournament and top scorer). In total he played 47 games, in which he shone with 38 goals and providing 14 assists.

While recovering from a left knee injury that sidelined him from the last two duels with PSG, Messi prepares to travel to Argentina to put himself under the command of Lionel Scaloni with the idea of ​​being present in the classics for Qualifiers against Uruguay (11/12 in Montevideo) and against Brazil (11/16 in San Juan).


Lionel Messi (Argentina), Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), Lautaro Martínez (Argentina), Kylian Mbappé (France), Luka Modric (Croatia), Neymar (Brazil), Pedri (Spain), Karim Benzema (France), Erling Haaland (Norway) ), Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy), Mohamed Salah (Egypt), Leonardo Bonucci (Italy), Giorgio Chiellini (Italy), Luis Suárez (Uruguay), Jorginho (Italy), Harry Kane (England), N’Golo Kanté (France), Raheem Sterling (England), Phil Foden, (England), Robert Lewandowski (Poland), Romelu Lukaku (Belgium), César Azpilicueta (Spain), Nicoló Barella (Italy), Ruben Dias (Portugal) , Bruno Fernandes (Portugal), Simon Kjaer (Denmark), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria), Gerard Moreno (Spain) and Mason Mount (England).


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Lionel Messi was informed that he would have won his seventh golden ball