Argentine superstar Lionel Messi is being considered as a favorite for the Ballon d'Or award for the 2020-21 season. If he can win it, it will be a record seventh Ballon d'Or win for the Argentine star.
As in previous years, the selection of players for the most prestigious individual award in football is still in a difficult situation. However, Messi is a little ahead of the rest of the Ballon d'Or power list.
There is no end to Messi's achievements in the last season of football. He won the Copa del Rey title for Spanish club Barcelona. He became the best in the final by scoring a pair of goals against Athletic Bilbao.
He also holds the award for most matches in La Liga last season. He has played 35 out of 38 matches for Barcelona and has been the best in 22 matches. He has 36 goals and 12 assists.
The football magician also won the Pichichi Trophy in 2020. With this, he collected 8 Pichichi trophies which is the highest achievement of a player in the history.
He won the Copa America title in July this year. Copa America is a competition that has given Messi several heartbreaking moments.
This time Messi smiled a victory smile. Messi was named the tournament's best player with the most goals and assists in the 2021 Copa America.
The winner of this year's Ballon d'Or will be announced on November 29 through a glittering ceremony. Messi is ahead of others in terms of last season's performance. If all goes well, he may win the seventh Ballon d'Or.
Lionel Messi 2021
40 goals, 14 assists. Won Copa America & Copa del Rey