Pele has congratulated Lionel Messi on winning the seventh Golden Ball in his career, with the ceremony that was held last night. The football legend made a special post about the Argentine, who is already considered by many as the best in the history of this sport. Messi, the Paris Saint-Germain striker, won in a close vote over Polish striker Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich and Italian-Brazilian midfielder Jorginho from Chelsea, who closed the podium in the competition for the prestigious award given annually by France Football magazine. Read also: Bild calls the Golden Ball given to Messi a scandal – Lewandowski deserved it according to them Bild calls the Golden Ball given to Messi a scandal – Lewandowski deserved it according to them On the other hand, we recall that Pele is recovering after being operated on for a colon tumor in September that forced him to be hospitalized for a month and undergo chemotherapy treatment that is still in progress. The football legend has won the World Cup three times, but never the Golden Ball, as he was not on the old continent.