European champions Chelsea honoured as Team of the Year at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris with Jorginho and Sam Kerr both finishing third in the men’s and women’s awards 

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  • Chelsea won the Champions League and reached the final of the FA Cup last season
  • The Blues currently top the Premier League table ahead of Manchester City
  • Chelsea Women won the WSL for the second time in a row and the League Cup double last time
  • Jorginho and N’Golo Kante finish third and fifth in Ballon d’Or rankings

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Chelsea were announced as the inaugural winners of the Club of the Year award at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris on Monday night.

The prize – which includes achievements from both the men’s and women’s teams – comes at the end of a stellar season for the club.

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Under Thomas Tuchel, who replaced Frank Lampard in the dugout at Stamford Bridge in January, the Blues reached the final of the FA Cup and won the Champions League after beating Manchester City in the final in Porto.

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Chelsea were crowned ‘Club of the Year’ during Monday night’s Ballon d’Or ceremony

The European champions have taken the field this season by winning the European Super Cup against Villarreal in August and are currently in first place in the Premier League, one point away from City.

Meanwhile, Chelsea Women won the Women’s Super League title for the second time in a row – their third in four seasons – and successfully defended the League Cup they won in 2020.

Emma Hess’s team missed out on a famous treble, losing to Barcelona in the Champions League final.

Jorginho (left) and Edouard Mendy (right) share a joke while dialing in from London

Jorginho (left) and Edouard Mendy (right) share a joke while dialing in from London

Chelsea men's boss Thomas Tuchel (L) sat down with women's boss Emma Hayes (R) on Monday

Chelsea men’s boss Thomas Tuchel (L) sat down with women’s boss Emma Hayes (R) on Monday

Cesar Azpilicueta and Thomas Tuchel say they are proud of the club for winning the award

Cesar Azpilicueta and Thomas Tuchel say they are proud of the club for winning the award

The Blues began the season by defeating Villarreal to win the European Super Cup.

The Blues began the season by defeating Villarreal to win the European Super Cup.

Chelsea Women won the second consecutive Women's Super League trophy last season

Chelsea Women won the second consecutive Women’s Super League trophy last season

“It’s a good trophy because it’s for the club,” Tuchel said.

‘We have a very successful women’s team and academy. We are happy to receive this award. We had a lot of players nominated.

Chelsea captain Cesar Azpilicueta said: ‘We would like to be with you. Unfortunately we could not come. I am really proud of this moment, this award.’

On an individual basis, it was an impressive night for the Blues, who had a total of five players out of 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or award and five Chelsea women in the 20-player shortlist for the women’s award.

Jorginho finished third in Ballon d'Or rankings

His Chelsea teammate N'Golo Kante finished fifth

Jorginho and N’Golo Kante were among five Chelsea players selected for the Ballon d’Or.

Chelsea Women's striker Sam Kerr finished third at the Ballon d'Or Feminine on Monday night

Chelsea Women’s striker Sam Kerr finished third at the Ballon d’Or Feminine on Monday night

Jorginho finished third overall in the men’s rankings, behind Lionel Messi, who won the award for a record seventh time, and Robert Lewandowski, while N’Golo Kante finished fifth.

Azpilicueta, Mason Mount and Romelu Lukaku, meanwhile, finished 29th, 19th and 12th respectively.

Edouard Mendy finished runner-up to Italy’s Gianluigi Donnarumma in the Yashin Trophy for best goalkeeper, and Sam Kerr finished third in the ballon d’Or Feminine poll.

His teammates Pernille Harder, Jesse Fleming and Fran Kirby also made the top 10, finishing seventh, ninth and 10th respectively.

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