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The 2021 Ballon D'or voting is over - The leaders of the race

Football's most prestigious award is up for grabs. The award is back after the 2020 edition was called off due to the pandemic that took place.

The 30-man nominees for the award were released on the 8th of October 2021 alongside nominees in other categories such as the Women's Ballon D'or, Yachine trophy for the best goalkeeper and the Kopa trophy for young player of the year.

The voting which was done by sport Journalists, team captains and coaches came to a close today and the winner of the award has been sent to the france football headquarter in Paris.

The top 10 contenders for the awards according to fans' recommendations are; Robert Lewandowski, Leo Messi, Jorginho Frello, N'Golo Kante, Karim Benzema, Kevin De Bruyne, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Mohamed Salah and Romelu Lukaku.

But according to statistics and various newspapers including Bleachers reports and L'equipe, these are the leaders of the Prestigious award;

1. Leo Messi

The Argentine maestro is leading the race and is up for his 7th golden ball. The six-time winner of the award had quite a 2021 to remember both for FC Barcelona and the Argentina National team. 2021 saw him lift his first international trophy with the Argentina squad among a host of other individual awards received at the tournament. He is the major contender for the award and is being tipped by many to walk home with his 7th golden ball on the 29th of November 2021.

2. Robert Lewandowski

3. Jorginho Frello

4. Mohamed Salah

5. N'Golo Kante


Who are you tipping to go home with the prestigious award on the 29th of November 2021.

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