The 2021 Ballon d’Or will be awarded to last year’s best footballer in the world. As for nominees, 30 men with 180 journalists from around the world deciding the winner.
The results are heavily guarded and is revealed on the night of the award ceremony itself.
A viral photo though has garnered attention on social media as it claims to have disclosed the name of the winner of this year. The photo discloses the final ranking after the tallying of votes.
Robert Lewandowski, who is considered the >favourite to win the award, is the winner according to the viral photo
In the photo, Lewandowski can be seen topping with 627 points, ahead of Lionel Messi in second.
Karim Benzema also a Real Madrid player, is third with 526 votes and Mohammed Salah in fourth with 412 votes.
Jorginho is 5th with 197 votes, Kylian Mbappe is 6th with 136 votes, Ngolo Kantè is 7th with 97 votes, Erling Halaand is 8th with 78 votes, Cristiano Ronaldo is 9th with 68 votes and Kevin De Bruyne with 41 votes round off the top 10.
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