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2021 Ballon d'Or Results

The Ballon d'Or award is an annual football award for the best international player from the previous year. There was no 2020 Ballon d'Or Award, as the season was too disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

Below are the 30 nominees in the final order after voting for the 2021 award. The award is voted by a panel of selected journalists from the top football playing countries. A gala ceremony announcing the winners was held at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

The winner was Argentina's Lionel Messi, following a superb second half of the 2020/21 season at Barcelona. He has now won the award for a record seventh time. See the list of all Ballon d'Or winners.

In 2021, it was the first time two more awards given, the Best Club and Best Striker of the Year.

Final order for the men's 2021 Ballon d'Or

Order Player Nationality Club Points
1 Lionel Messi Argentina Paris Saint-Germain 613
2 Robert Lewandowski Poland Bayern Munich 580
3 Jorginho Italy Chelsea 460
4 Karim Benzema France Real Madrid 239
5 N'Golo Kanté France Chelsea 186
6 Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Juventus, Manchester United 178
7 Mohamed Salah Egypt Liverpool 121
8 Kevin De Bruyne Belgium Manchester City 73
9 Kylian Mbappé France Paris Saint-Germain 58
10 Gianluigi Donnarumma Italy Milan, Paris Saint-Germain 36
11 Erling Haaland Norway Borussia Dortmund 33
=12 Romelu Lukaku Belgium Inter Milan, Chelsea 26
=12 Giorgio Chiellini Italy Juventus 26
14 Leonardo Bonucci Italy Juventus 18
15 Raheem Sterling England Manchester City 10
16 Neymar Brazil Paris Saint-Germain 9
=17 Luis Suárez Uruguay Atlético Madrid 8
=17 Simon Kjær Denmark Milan 8
=19 Mason Mount England Chelsea 7
=19 Riyad Mahrez Algeria Manchester City 7
=21 Bruno Fernandes Portugal Manchester United 6
=21 Lautaro Martínez Argentina Inter Milan 6
23 Harry Kane England Tottenham Hotspur 4
24 Pedri Spain Barcelona 3
25 Phil Foden England Manchester City 2
=26 Gerard Moreno Spain Villarreal 1
=26 Nicolò Barella Italy Inter Milan 1
=26 Rúben Dias Portugal Manchester City 1
=29 Luka Modrić Croatia Real Madrid 0
=29 Cesar Azpilicueta Spain Chelsea 0


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