Leo Messi already has his seventh Ballon d'Or in his huge trophy cabinet. The Argentine beat Lewandowski by not too many votes at a gala where many called for the trophy to go to the Polish player.
In fact, 'France Football' even admitted that they would think about giving him the Ballon d'Or 2020, as last year, when there was no Ballon d'Or because of the pandemic, it went entirely to Lewandowski.
Now the votes of the journalists from all the countries in the world who participate in the award ceremony have come to light and there are a few curiosities. For example, Brazil did not even put Leo Messi in the top five in the world, even though he won the Copa America against the 'Canarinha'.
Brazil voted De Bruyne first and then Jorginho, Mbappe, Lukaku and Neymar. Argentina put Messi first and then Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Suarez and Pedri.
The Ballon d'Or winner swept Asia and the Americas, while Lewandowski did so in Europe and Africa. Countries such as Eritrea, Gambia, Hungary and Moldova did not vote for the Argentine star.
Another curiosity is that Portugal did not put Cristiano Ronaldo in the top five, voting Kante first.
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