Lionel Messi wins Ballon d’Or for a record 7th time

Paris Saint-Germain’s striker Lionel Messi won the men’s Ballon d’Or for a record seventh time. Alexia Putellas of Barcelona won the women’s Ballon d’Or on Tuesday. Messi led Argentina to the Copa America championship in July after losing in four major international finals. The Argentine also praised Robert Lewandowski for his outstanding performance.

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“Today I’m here in Paris. I am very happy, really very happy, I really want to continue to fight and reach new objectives. I don’t know how many more years but I am really enjoying myself. I thank my teammates at Barça, Paris & Argentina,” said Messi after receiving the award.

Source: The New York Times