Messi was a top 3 favourite to win the ballon d’or even before the award was given.
WHAT MADE HIM WIN THE BALLON D’OR
- COPA AMERICA: Based on the fact that Messi hasn’t had any major international trophy which he has been longing to achieve, in 2021Messi achieved (A great feat) of winning the copa America
2. PLAYING WITH BARCELONA: Lionel Messi who played a major role in the Barcelona team last season with a slow start carried the whole team to 3rd place. Messi also won the Pichichi and had 46goals.