Connect with us

Football Awards

REVEALED!! Brazil Legend ‘Pele’ Has More Ballon D’or Awards Than Messi And Ronaldo



Pele won three World Cup titles during his active days. The Brazil legend also held the record of most goals for one club until Messi broke it this month.

Pele has now emerged as the player with most Ballon d’Or awards after winning seven.

Barcelona captain Lionel Messi was believed to have won the highest number of Ballon d’Or awards after clinching his sixth prize in 2019. But this appears to be untrue as the organisers of the event have come out to reveal that three-time World Cup winner, Pele, has more.

Ballon d'or

The Brazil legend was said to have been awarded seven times after re-evaluating the procedure of picking the winner.

According to Sport Bible, only European footballers were opened to winning the prize until 1995 – a process deemed unfair. And this led France Football to re-arrange their guidelines which then widened their scope of selecting the truly deserving player for the world’s best honour.

Hot News!!   CHELSEA: Mason Mount proved Lionel Messi's claim right in Madrid - "One of the Best"

The publication revealed that in 2016, the organisers went back and did an “international re-evaluation” to determine who truly deserved the award if it had been global – and retrospectively gave Pele seven; 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1963, 1964, and 1970.

Players like Diego Maradona won twice according to the new arrangement, while the likes of Romario, Mario Kempes and Garrincha also joined Pele on the honorary winners’ list.

Hot News!!   Here's why is Antonio Rudiger will be putting on a mask during Chelsea vs Real Madrid Today

The organisers went as far as putting a picture of the three-time World Cup winner on a magazine cover with his golden trophies and the headline: “Pele 7 Ballon d’Or”.

However, Lionel Messi must step up his game if he must overtake his South American compatriot on the chart, having already broken his goals scoring record for one club. This is the beautiful thing Ronaldo did after winning prestigious award Epl Fans earlier reported that Brazilian club Santos has released a lengthy statement claiming legendary Pele actually scored a staggering 1,091 goals during his time at the club.

Hot News!!   [REVEALED] Statistics Shows Chelsea's Mason Mount is better than Kevin De Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes this season

The club admits Lionel Messi’s legendary status, but claims that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner was yet to break Pele’s record of the player with most goals for a single club, SunSport reports. Messi scored his 644th goal for Barcelona in their tie against Real Valladolid and that strike took his tally one above Pele who had 643 for Santos.


Last 24-hours

Injury Update

Transfer News

Featured3 weeks ago

Bayern munich star Robert Lewandowski speaks on Possible move to Chelsea

Bayern Munich goalscoring sensation Robert Lewandowski has refused to rule out the prospect of leaving the German heavyweights, insisting he...

Post-Match4 weeks ago

How much chelsea will make if the win against man city

Victory against Manchester City in the Champions League final on Saturday night will be worth more than £95m in prize...

Transfer News2 months ago

Transfer: Thomas Tuchel wants Chelsea to sign this PSG key player

Thomas Tuchel has reportedly asked the Chelsea board to get Marquinhos from PSG. The German manager is eager to reunite...

Transfer News2 months ago

Chelsea target these 3 big name players ahead of 2021/2022 season

We keep hearing that Chelsea are expected to be quite busy again in the transfer market this summer as the...

Transfer News2 months ago

Dortmund Director Claims Haaland Has Already Made A Decision On His Future

Borussia Dortmund director Sebastian Kehl has said that Erling Haaland intends to stay at the Bundesliga club beyond the end...

Transfer News2 months ago

TRANSFER: £105 million La Liga superstar OFFICIALLY opens door to Chelsea and Premier League move

Atletico Madrid goalkeeper and Chelsea target Jan Oblak has left the door open to a possible Premier League move. Oblak...

Transfer News2 months ago

Who To Sign? – Chelsea on the hunt for a new left back, with two names mentioned

Chelsea could still end up losing both Marcos Alonso and Emerson Palmieri this summer as the pair could well look...

Transfer News2 months ago

Tuchel and Chelsea target La Liga defender with €35m release fee.

Chelsea are plotting a €35 million swoop for Villareal left-back Alfonso Pedraza, according to the latest reports. Marcos Alonso and...

Transfer News2 months ago

TRANSFER: Chelsea keen on to agree deal for 20-year-old Man City star

Arsenal and Chelsea are reportedly considering to hijack Eric Garcia’s proposed move to La Liga giants Barcelona after the Catalans...

Transfer News2 months ago

“Thomas Tuchel wants him’ Reports Claims Chelsea Are interested in Nigerian International Kelechi Iheanacho

Chelsea are one of three Premier League teams who are pursuing Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho, according to The...