Ballon d’ Or 2021: ‘Unique talent’ – Pele reacts to Lionel Messi’s 7th award


Brazil legend, Pele, has congratulated Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi on winning his seventh Ballon d’Or award on Monday night.

DAILY POST reports that France Football named Messi as the winner of the 2021 Ballon d’Or award last night in Paris.

Messi won this year’s Ballon d’ Or ahead of Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea’s Jorginho (third place).

The Argentine captain finished with 613 points, while runner-up Lewandowski amassed 580.

Reacting, Pele, in a post via his Instagram account, described Messi as a ‘unique talent’, adding that it was fair for him to win another Ballon d’ Or.

Pele wrote, “Congratulations @leomessi for another Ballon d’Or. It is certainly a fair tribute to a unique talent.

“Seven times, thank you very much!”





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