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Ballon d'Or 2021 full results: the final rankings

Ballon d'Or 2021 full results
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The Ballon d'Or 2021 full results have been revealed in Paris, with Lionel Messi holding off the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema and Jorginho to secure the title of best men's footballer in the world.

A shortlist of 30 players was drawn up, with votes cast by football experts across the globe.

France Football, the organisers of the award, presented PSG's Messi with an unprecedented seventh gong, concluding a year for the forward that saw both his first transfer and his first international silverware, lifting the Copa America with Argentina this summer.

No English player cracked the top 10, with Manchester City's Raheem Sterling ranked highest, at 15th. Mason Mount finished 19th, Harry Kane at 23rd and Phil Foden 25th.

Premier League footballers N'golo Kante, Kevin De Bruyne, Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo have all secured top 10 finishes though.

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Ballon d'Or 2021 full results

29=. Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
29=. Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
26=. Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)
26=. Ruben Dias (Manchester City)
26=. Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan)
25. Phil Foden (Manchester City)
24. Pedri (Barcelona)
23. Harry Kane (Tottenham)
21=. Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan)
21=. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
20. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
19. Mason Mount (Chelsea)
18. Simon Kjaer (AC Milan)
17. Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)
16. Neymar (PSG)
15. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
14. Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)
13. Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)
12. Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)
11. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
10. Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG)
9. Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
8. Kevin De Bruyne
7. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
5. N'golo Kante (Chelsea)
4. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
3. Jorginho (Chelsea)
2. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
1. Lionel Messi (PSG)

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Conor Pope

Conor Pope is the Online Editor of FourFourTwo, overseeing all digital content, and joined the team in February 2019. He supports Blackburn Rovers and holds a season ticket with south London non-league side Dulwich Hamlet. His main football passions include Tugay, the San Siro and only using a winter ball when it snows.