English Premier League Club Chelsea Win Prestigious Award at 65th Edition of Ballon d’Or

English Premier League Club 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 successes, 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, SB Nation reports.

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.

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

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

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has now won the Ballon d'Or for a seventh time having after inspiring Argentina to Copa America glory.

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This year's award was keenly contested as the Argentine beat Robert Lewandowski, who has enjoyed another goal-laden year with Bayern Munich, to win the award.

Messi was one of the favourites to win a record seventh Ballon d'Or and the main man arrived at the venue in Paris for the ceremony along with his wife Antonella Roccuzzo as well as their kids

The Argentine won his first international honour at the Copa America and switched Barcelona for Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.

Source: Sports Brief News