Ballon d'Or: Lionel Messi to Cristiano Ronaldo, footballers with most Ballon d'Ors - In PICS
As the Ballon d'Or 2022 ceremony is set to be begin in Paris tonight, take a look at some elite footballers who have won this prestigious football award more than once in their astonishing careers.
The little magician has won the Ballon d'Or a record seven-time in his career, all of them during his astonishing time with Spanish giants FC Barcelona. Lionel Messi's dominance of this prestigious award will be difficult to repeat for any future star. (Image Source: Twitter)
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or five times in his career - once during his first stint with Manchester United and the other four during his magical spell with Spanish giants Real Madrid (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017). (Image source: Twitter)
Michel Platini also won the Ballon d'Or thrice during 1983, 1984 and 1985. He was the president of UEFA in 2015 as well. (Image source: Twitter)
Johan Cruyff was a Dutch professional football player and manager. He won the Ballon d'Or 3 times, in 1971, 1973 and 1974. He is a legend of the game who will be remembered forever. (Image source: Twitter)
Marco van Basten
Marco van Basten played for European giants like AC Milan and Ajax in his time. He played as a striker in his professional career as a footballer and now is a football manager and retired professional player. Along with huge clubs on his cv, he played for the Netherlands national team as well. He won the Ballon d'Or in 1988, 1989 and 1992. (Image source: Twitter)