Ballon d’Or ceremony live: Messi wins, Jorginho ranked 3rd

by | Nov 29, 2021 20:59

The Ballon d’Or ceremony starts at 19.30 GMT, but France Football has already revealed the ranking of the first nominees, including Simon Kjaer and Nicolò Barella.

There are five Italian candidates among the 30 nominees, Barella, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Jorginho and two more Serie A stars: Lautaro Martinez and Simon Kjaer.

The Milan defender has ranked 18th, Barella 26th with Ruben Dias and Gerard Moreno.

Inter striker Lautaro Martinez has ranked 21st, ahead of Tottenham star Harry Kane.

Jorginho is one of the favourites for the award, but Leo Messi is tipped to win the Ballon d’Or for the seventh time in his career.

The Argentinean won his first international trophy in the summer, while Jorginho became champion of Europe for club and country.

Follow the live updates from France Football and find out who will win the 2021 Ballon d’Or.

epa08040289 Barcelona forward Lionel Messi speaks after being awarded the Men's 2019 Ballon d'Or at the Ballon d'Or ceremony at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France, 02 December 2019. EPA-EFE/YOAN VALAT


  1. Vittorio

    This award has clearly become one reflecting a popularity contest. Namely, Messi’s transfer to PSG.

  2. ciroferrara

    How much has the Emir of Qatar paid to France Football to see Messi and Dollarumma winning? This mafia football world is a disgrace.

  3. David

    It’s an award for individuals. It was 50-50 between Lewa and Messi I believe. Jorginho is not even close. If you look at players only, Jorginho is not even in the top 10.

  4. J

    I’m really shocked. Messi completely fell off the wagon this year, makes no sense at all.

    Honestly between just Messi and Ronaldo I think Ronaldo has had a much better year.

    I was thinking this would be the first year where Messi’s name isn’t even mentioned for thus award.

    Strange stuff!!

  5. Brandon

    Lewa gets jobbed again.

  6. The Queens Half Corgi

    Congrats Messi.

    Finished 3rd in the league with 0 goals in 4 games vs Real and Atleti

    Knocked out in the R16 of the CL after missing a penalty and scoring only 1 npg in the CL

    Scoring 0 goals in the semis and the Final of Copa Armerica against the only 2 decent teams.

    After 2020 was cancelled they needed to give this to Lewandowski. What a shame.

  7. Tom

    Super league should be introduce this award become useless and one man award Messi don’t deserve this award what a disgrace to entirely football …..this is not first and second time this happened

  8. USORO

    I still remember when wesley sneijder of Inter Milan and the Netherlands was robbed of this same award in what year again? I can’t even recall the year cos there have been too many robberies over the years.

  9. Usman Yusuf

    This award has always been a sham, many people who deserved to win did not win, and many others were simply handed over the title, football has lost its credibility a long time ago, so people thought Jorginho would win, does he deserve to win.,?

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  11. Brandon


    It would have been 2010.

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