Most wins of the Ballon d'Or
Lionel Messi
8 total number
France (Paris)

The most wins of the Ballon d'Or is 8 and was achieved by Lionel Messi (Argentina) in 2009–12, 2015, 2019, 2021 and 2023.

The Ballon d'Or is an annual football award presented by France Football (jointly with FIFA in 2010–15) to honour the best player of the previous year. It has been awarded to male players since 1956, and women since 2018. This year, Lionel Messi beat his own record.