- South African football lovers are delighted and celebrate Argentine Lionel Messi’s Ballon d’Or success
- Messi was handed the prestigious Ballon d’Or award on Monday night in a glittering ceremony that was staged in Paris
- The Paris St Germain star beat the likes of Mohamed Salah and Robert Lewandowski to claim his seventh trophy
In the wake of bagging another Ballon d’Or trophy on Monday night in an event that was held in Paris, Argentina's Lionel Messi is now being celebrated in South Africa too.
The skilful attacker, who is currently contracted to Paris St Germain in the French Ligue1, bagged the prestigious accolade for the seventh time. The former Barcelona star beat the likes of Bayern Munich and Poland’s Robert Lewandowski as well as Egypt and Liverpool talisman, Mohamed Salah.
Looking at the nippy 34-year-old midfielder, Messi led his country to the Copa America title and has brought major glory to his side since 1993. Apart from that, he managed to guide Barca to their 31st Copa Del Rey success before leaving for the PSG.
He also claimed the individual accolade in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and in 2019. The Albiceleste skipper is now trending in Mzansi as fans celebrate his success.
The post reads:
“Ballon d’Or 2021 - The Movie Congratulations, Lionel Messi.”
"Congratulations Lionel Messi for another Ballon D'or. The GOAT is inevitable.”
“Both Ballon D'or 2021 winners made in Barca. Congratulations Lionel Messi and Alexia.”
“Congratulations Lionel Messi on winning your 7th Ballon D'or #Ballon D'or #announce Messi #7thBallon.”
“Congratulations Lionel Messi for winning the Ballon D'or for 7th time, the most in football history.”
“The GOAT debate has ended. Congratulations Lionel Messi. Record making 7th #BallonDor.”
“Coming first in the #Ballond'Or. Congratulations, Lionel Messi for successfully robbing Robert Lewandowski.”
“Congratulations Lionel Messi in your 7th Ballon d'Or, finally with an international trophy to go with it, you're truly a special player, stay in good health king, many more great things await you.”
Ballon d'Or: Sergio Ramos backs Lionel Messi to win the prestigious award
Checking a related article, Briefly News posted that despite their years of rivalry, Sergio Ramos has backed Lionel Messi to win the 2021 Ballon d'Or award.
The two players linked up together at Paris St Germain in the summer on free transfers. For years, the duo has never seen eye-to-eye in the world of football as they both turned out for rival clubs in the La Liga.
However, Ramos seems to have switched allegiance to the Argentine, revealing that he hopes he wins this year's edition of the Ballon d'Or.
Source: Sports Brief News