Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in a Golden Ball gala

'THE FLEA' CARRIED THE SEVENTH

The rivalry Messi-'CR7' by the Balloon of Gold and the rajada of Cristiano

Published:29/11/2021 - 23:57h

Updated:30/11/2021 - 08:52h

The Balloon of Gold of the 2021, of Leo Messi joins to the livestocks in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019. Whereas second in the history situates Cristiano Ronaldo with five, those that won with the Manchester United in the 2008 and the Real Madrid CF in 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017

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The Argentinian star, ex player of the FC Barcelona and now of the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), Leo Messi, remained this Monday 29 November with the Balloon of Gold to the best player of the season 2020/21. With east, 'The Flea' reached his seventh award and pulled to two the difference with the Portuguese, of the Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo, the one who ausentó in the gala and caused controversy.

In the field of clubs, 'The Flea' heaved his seventh Glass of the King with the FC Barcelona, afterwards that the Barcelona picture directed for that then by the trainer Ronald Koeman surpassed to the Athletic Club of Bilbao (0-4). Besides, it conquered his eighth 'Pichichi' when annotating 30 goals in 35 parties of LaLiga. Equally, had a big year with Argentina. It is practically in the next Glass of the World of Catar 2022 and with the 'albiceleste' heaved the Glass America 2021 when winning him to Brazil (0-1) in the final of the mythical Maracaná. Of this way the Balloon of Gold 2021 joins to the livestocks in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2019.

By his part, 'CR7' will be still in the particular career that has from does years with 'LaPulga'. Already it won it with the United in 2008 and with the white group in the editions 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017. On 2 February, with his doublet to the Inter in semis of Coppa, CR7 ousted to Peeled and Josef Bican (762) and turned into the maximum goleador of the history of the football.

Ronaldo is the maximum goleador of the history of the Real Madrid (451 goals) and has continued fattening his legend like pichichi historical of the Champions (140) and of the Portuguese selection (116). Sum in his career 800 targets. They are numbers that definitely always plant it in the debate of who is the best footballer of all time. However, in this edition of the Balloon of Gold situated sixth according to the votes by behind Messi (PSG, Argentina), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern, Poland), Jorginho (Chelsea, Italy), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, France) and N'Golo Kanté (Chelsea, France).

Controversy by his absence

"Cristiano only has an ambition and is to withdraw with more Balloons of Gold that Messi and know it because it has said it to me", went the words of Pascal Ferré, editor boss of the magazine France Football, attendant to give the Balloon of Gold. The reaction of the player by means of his social networks did not do expect, the one who denied the justification given by his absence in the gala.

"Pascal Ferré mintió, used my name to promote and promote the publication for which works. It is unacceptable that the manager to award a so prestigious prize can mentir of this way, in absolute lack of respect to somebody that always has respected France Football and the Balloon of Gold. And it went back to mentir today, justifying my absence of the Gala with a supposed quarantine that does not have why exist", wrote in his account of Instagram the footballer.

"Always I want to congratulate to which win, inside the sportsmanship and the clean game that have guided my career from the beginning, and do it because I never am against anybody. Always I win for me and for the clubs that represent, win for me and for those who love me. I do not win him to anybody", added.

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