Ballon d’Or ceremony LIVE: Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski are the heavy favourites to be crowned the world’s best player in Paris with Karim Benzema, Jorginho and Mo Salah also in contention to land the prize
- The winner of the 2021 Ballon d’Or award will be announced on Monday night
- PSG’s Lionel Messi and Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski are the favourites
- Jorginho, Karim Benzema and Mohamed Salah are all also in with a chance
- Follow the action from a glittering ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris
The winner of the 2021 Ballon d’Or award will be announced on Monday night in Paris with Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski the heavy favourites.
Football’s most sought-after individual prize was abandoned in 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic, meaning a new winner will be crowned tonight for the first time since Messi in 2019.
As well as the Argentine superstar and Lewandowski, Jorginho, Karim Benzema and Mohamed Salah are all worthy candidates for the prize after a stellar 12 months on the pitch.
Follow all the action as it unfolds at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris with Sportsmail’s KISHAN VAGHELA.