Lionel Messi has won the Ballon d'Or for the seventh time in his career which is a new record that now puts him two clear of Cristiano Ronaldo in the all-time standings. Messi's latest success and his first since 2019 was largely due to his triumph with Argentina at the latest Copa America which finally added an international title to his impressive collection.

Lionel Mess is an Argentine professional footballer who plays as a forward for Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain. His playing style and skills are very similar to the Argentine legend Diego Maradona because of their short height. There is much competition between him and Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo because of their similar skill levels.

The Ballon d'Or, "Golden Ball", is an annual football award presented by French news magazine 'France Football' that is one of the oldest and generally regarded as the most prestigious individual award for football players.

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