Messi wins Golden Ball – but Ronaldo has more points accumulated in prestigious award history

Cristiano Ronaldo counts the most points in history for the Golden Ball, despite the fact that Lionel Messi has won this trophy twice as much as the Portuguese.

The PSG striker on Monday won his seventh Golden Ball trophy, defeating rival Robert Lewandowski.

Despite the fact that now the Argentine is being rated as the best of all time, the voting statistics prove the opposite.

The five-time winner of the Golden Ball, Ronaldo, who was recently invited in 2017, counts 3,781 points in all nominations for this award.

This is 200 points more than rival Messi, which counts about 3 thousand 574 points.

Despite scoring 36 goals for Juventus last season and scoring 10 times since moving to Man United, Ronaldo was ranked only sixth in the shortlist of the 20 best of 2021.

It is the first time in 11 years that the Portuguese remains out of the top three, where he received 178 points, while Messi was declared the winner thanks to 613 points