Should Robert Lewandowski win the Ballon D’Or this season? – Should he break Lionel Messi’s record? This article looks at the criteria for awarding the Ballon d’Or, and the odds of Lewandowski winning it this year. In particular, we will examine whether his brilliance will be enough to win the award.
Robert Lewandowski’s record-extending seventh Ballon d’Or
In the past few years, Lionel Messi has dominated the Ballon d’Or, winning eleven of them. Lewandowski has seven Ballon d’Ors in all, but the Argentine has dominated this award. Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi are also considered the best players in the world, with the latter taking the prize for the second year in a row.
Messi, a talisman, has won the award six times already, and it is no surprise that he has been dubbed ‘the best player in the world’ by a number of pundits. However, many others feel that Lewandowski deserved the prize and finished second to Messi in the final ballot. However, Lewandowski’s consistency has been one of his main factors in his recent success. In fact, he has been a key factor in Bayern Munich’s recent trophy haul.
While the Argentinian won his seventh Ballon d’Or, Lewandowski’s success in the Bundesliga and his recent form has also made him a front-runner for the award. The Ballon d’Or is a prestigious prize given by France Football to the best male footballer in the world. Lewandowski led Bayern Munich to a Bundesliga title and a Champions League title last season, and his 41 goals surpassed Gerd Mueller’s previous record.
In the competition, Messi beat Lewandowski to become the second oldest winner. His record-extending seventh Ballon d’Or won’t be surpassed until Messi wins it for the sixth time. With a record-breaking 41 goals in 40 games, Lewandowski’s treble is well-deserved. And it’s a great day for Bayern!
Lionel Messi, who won the Ballon d’Or seven times, said he deserved it last year. Robert Lewandowski is a legend in the Bundesliga. With 64 goals, Lewandowski also won the Bundesliga and the Club World Cup. He has also surpassed Gerd Muller’s record for the most goals in a single season.
The Ballon d’Or winners for 2021 will be announced in Paris on Monday. The ceremony will be streamed live in the United States. It will begin at 1pm ET. The French sports daily L’Equipe will be carrying the show. This stream will be available in your region. So don’t worry if you can’t watch it live.
Lionel Messi’s record-extending sixth Ballon d’Or
Argentina captain Lionel Messi has won his record-extending sixth Ballon d’or, beating Cristiano Ronaldo and Liverpool’s leading nominees to the award. Messi’s superb form in 2018 has also seen him win the Copa America with Argentina. He also scored twice in the Copa, which helped Barcelona to win the competition. He also captained his country to a Copa America triumph, and finished the competition as the tournament’s top scorer.
In addition to Messi’s win, Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas won the Ballon d’Or Feminin, and Chelsea won the club award. In addition to Messi’s record-extending sixth Ballon d’Or, Chelsea were named Club of the Year. Previously, Liverpool won the award for having the most Ballon d’Or nominees.
The Ballon d’Or is the world’s most prestigious award. It is awarded to the best player in football. The winner is chosen by a jury of international journalists. The winner is selected from the top three candidates. Cristiano Ronaldo, with five Ballon d’Ors, is second all-time. Messi’s sixth Ballon d’Or makes him the most decorated player of all time.
After winning the Ballon d’Or in 2016, Messi moved on to PSG in the summer. He has since been scoring four goals in 11 games for the Paris Saint-Germain team. Cristiano Ronaldo, on the other hand, claimed the award for himself in September 2018. The Frenchman called the statement false and said it was wrong. Messi’s record-extending sixth Ballon d’Or was a shocker for Ronaldo and Juventus.
While Messi was busy winning LaLiga and Supercopa last season, he was also a prestigious player in the United States. His goal-to-game ratio was one-and-a-half, with 42 goals scored in LaLiga and thirteen in the Champions League. He also finished with 21 assists. So, while the record-extending sixth Ballon d’Or is a huge accomplishment, the new champions of the game will need to make it even better.
Lewandowski’s brilliance a criterion in awarding the Ballon d’Or
Despite being a nailed-on winner for the Ballon d’Or last season, Robert Lewandowski has stepped up his game in the past few months. His consistency and goalscoring have been the best in the world over the past decade, and he’s become Europe’s most prolific goalscorer in recent seasons. But is Lewandowski’s brilliance the sole criteria for the Ballon d’Or this season?
The Ballon d’Or is presented annually to the player with the most goals scored in the past season. However, football is a team sport, and winning trophies is important for the award. For Bayern Munich, Lewandowski was their best player last season, and he has also scored in six straight Champions League games.
Messi’s record this season should not be underestimated. The Ballon d’Or should be based on team conquests and not individual brilliance. Lewandowski has done well against Barcelona and Dortmund this season. He scored three goals in the Euro Championship while Messi managed four in six. The former Dortmund player has been the best player in Europe since his arrival.
Bayern Munich is currently unbeaten in the Bundesliga, with Robert Lewandowski contributing nine goals and ten assists to his club’s success. Lewandowski’s incredible season at Bayern will continue until the end of the current Bundesliga season. If Lewandowski were to win the Ballon d’Or, he could easily win the award in 2020.
Messi’s brilliance was unmatched last year, but controversy erupted over the Ballon d’Or’s criteria and procedures this year. Lewandowski could have won the award ahead of Messi, but he fell just short. But then, it’s important to remember that Lewandowski’s brilliance isn’t the only factor to award the Ballon d’Or this season.
The current voting process does not recognize Lewandowski’s ability to score in crucial moments. But he’s scored 28 goals in his career and has three hat-tricks. The recent treble against Borussia Dortmund may have influenced the vote. But ultimately, the Ballon d’Or will be awarded based on talent and sportsmanship, not on the brilliance of Lewandowski’s season.
Lewandowski’s chances of winning the Ballon d’Or this season
Despite his incredible form this season, Robert Lewandowski’s chances of winning this year’s Ballon d’Or are still in doubt. The Poland international scored 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga games last season and has already scored 14 in thirteen games so far this campaign. He has the ability to finish the ball in any way – even from inside the penalty box. But there are a number of other contenders for the award.
While his age may be a factor, his ability to score goals is still unquestionable. The Pole has scored in all five European top-flight leagues and has already netted three goals at Euro 2020. However, his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or this season may not be that good because other players are entering their prime. In any case, his achievements are still remarkable, and he should be given the award for them.
A strong argument in favour of Lewandowski’s Ballon d’Or is his ruthlessness. As an individual, Lewandowski has the most evidence to support his case. But the Ballon d’Or is an individual award and should be judged on merit. Although silverware can impact the award, such as the World Cup, it should not be the deciding factor. Jorginho and Karim Benzema won the Euro 2020 with their respective clubs.
The biggest competition for Lewandowski’s Ballon d’Or this season is the FIFA Best Male Player award. Lewandowski scored 41 goals in 29 games last season and surpassed Gerd Mueller’s record. Although Lewandowski’s chances of winning the Ballon d’Or this season are still good, his lack of a Champions League trophy might prevent him from claiming the prize.
Lewandowski’s chances of winning this year’s Ballon d’Or are not in doubt. His incredible form last season will continue to carry over into the new season. His 41 goals in 29 Bundesliga games broke the 49-year record held by Gerd Muller. Lewandowski also broke the record for the longest streak of goals for a club in Europe. However, Lewandowski’s biggest competitor is Lionel Messi. Although Lewandowski’s season has been excellent, Messi is in a class of his own.