Messi has made history this evening by winning a 7th Ballon d’Or! What a player he is! Is he the greatest of all time?

His record in this award certainly suggests so!

The 34-year-old won this award for the first time back in 2009. Luis Suarez is now on stage to hand Messi the trophy.

The Ballon d’Or ceremony saw Lionel Messi win the prestigious prize for a record seventh time with the best players in the world crowned at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

Robert Lewandowski finished second in the voting with Jorginho third while Barcelona Femini star Alexia Putellas won the Women’s Ballon d’Or.