Chelsea win prestigious award at 65th edition Of Ballon d'Or

Chelsea win prestigious award at 65th edition Of Ballon d'Or

  • Chelsea were crowned the 2021 Club of the Year after a stunning year for both the men's and women's team
  • Both teams recorded significant success, with the men's team winning the Champions League under Thomas Tuchel
  • The women's side was a force to reckon with in the domestic scene as they won the Women’s Super League and the League Cup
  • The Emma Hayes-tutored team also managed to reach the final of the Women's Champions League for the first time in their history

Chelsea were named the 2021 Club of the Year at the Ballon d'Or awards ceremony hosted at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on the night of Monday, November 29.

Chelsea celebrate after winning the 2020/21 Champions League title. Photo: Getty Images.
Chelsea beat all odds to win the 2020/21 Champions League title after beating Man City in the final. Photo: Getty Images.
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The Blues had a successful 2021, with both the men's and women's teams shining.

Success for the academy, women's and men's team subsequently saw Chelsea bag the inaugural award at the gala night.

The men's team managed to win their second-ever Champions League title against all odds under the tutelage of Thomas Tuchel.

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The Blues stunned rivals Man City in the final on a marvellous night in Porto, Portugal, to be crowned champions of Europe.

The women's team nearly replicated the feat as they reached the Women's Champions League final for the first time in history.

However, domestically, they did manage to win two titles including the Women's Super League and the League Cup.

The club's success had a further impact on their players as they had five of their stars nominated for the prestigious Ballon d'Or award.

While none of the five was able to bring the award home, two of them made it in the top five, with Jorginho finishing third in the power rankings.

Messi wins Ballon d'Or

Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported Lionel Messi has been crowned the winner of the 2021 Ballon d'Or award.

The Paris Saint-Germain beat a host of top footballers including Bayern Munich ace Robert Lewandowski and rival Cristiano Ronaldo to win the prize for a record seventh time.

Messi has now won the Ballon d'Or for a record seven times.

Source: SportsBrief.com