The 2021 Ballon d'Or ceremony is just around the corner but people seem unable to hold their expectations to know the winner. It's understandable, though, considering this award will be given for the first time in two years.
Lionel Messi brought home his world-record sixth golden ball in 2019, in what turned out to be the last prize in a long time. Last year, there was no winner of the Ballon d'Or due to the pandemic outbreak early in 2020.
So, all the eyes are on this year's long-awaited event, with a number of candidates hoping to write their names in the history books. However, a new leaked list with the voting results suggests that Messi will claim the prize once again.
New leaked 2021 Ballon d'Or voting results has Messi as winner over Lewandowski, Ronaldo
Social media went wild as the first leaked list with the voting results had Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski as winner. But just a day later, a new leak understands that Messi collected the most votes.
This list has the PSG forward atop with 645 votes, 14 more than the Pole striker. Meanwhile, Real Madrid hitman Karim Benzema is on this podium as well with 483 votes. This time, Cristiano Ronaldo is 5th instead of 9th.
However, it is believed that this is a fake list. That didn't prevent it from going viral on the Internet, though. Will this be the correct one, or is just another distraction to fuel uncertainty? Either way, we'll only know the truth on Friday, November 29, when the ceremony takes place.