If you have not watched any of the past Ballon d’Or awards, you probably know that the process has been heavily criticized. This year’s voting will ask media members to vote for an individual player based on talent, sportsmanship, and overall career. The former Real Madrid and Bayern Munich striker has the upper hand in all three categories, but is it enough to win the Ballon d’Or?
Messi or Lewandowski
If you want to know who will win the Ballon d’Or next year, look no further than Messi or Lewandowski. Both players have racked up a huge amount of goals and assists over the last three seasons for Bayern Munich and PSG, respectively. And while Messi has the better overall statistics, the two players will have to battle it out for the award in the same year.
In 2018, Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or for the sixth time, while Lewandowski has a chance to take it home for the seventh time. Last year, the Ballon d’Or was canceled due to a pandemic. Lewandowski was the best male player in the world and was a bookie’s favourite, but the COVID-19 pandemic ruined that chance. Lewandowski is confident of winning the Ballon d’Or this year, and he is confident that he will.
There have been some criticisms of the Ballon d’Or voting process. The media, after all, are expected to vote on an individual player’s performance in the year 2021 and his overall career. While both players have outstanding stats, Lewandowski has the edge when it comes to consistency and results. So, who will win the Ballon d’Or 2021?
Despite the fact that Messi has won the Ballon d’Or seven times, his teammate Ronaldo has also won the award eight times. In the women’s Ballon d’Or, Alexia Putellas won. The pair won eleven of the last 12 Ballon d’Ors together, before Luka Modric ended their dominance last year. Lewandowski has a better chance to win the Ballon d’Or if he can repeat his performance in the next year.
Lautaro Martinez will win the Ballon d’Or 2021 despite not winning the Copa America tournament. He recently spoke to Inter TV about the importance of the Copa America to Argentina. It is interesting to note that Messi was the overall winner in the Copa America but Lautaro Martinez was the attacking leader. Here is why. Lautaro Martinez will win Ballon d’Or 2021 despite not winning Copa America.
The shortlist for the 2021 Ballon d’Or has been announced and the award ceremony will take place in Paris on Monday, 29 November. It will be livestreamed in the USA at 1 p.m. ET, with the ceremony beginning at 1pm ET. The live broadcast will be broadcast by French sports daily L’Equipe, but will not be available everywhere. The live stream of the Ballon d’Or will depend on where you live.
The Ballon d’Or is a prize awarded to the best player in the world. The best player in the world is chosen to win it once. Lautaro Martinez is a prolific goal-scorer, and he has been tipped to win the award in 2021. He has been nominated for it five times. Lautaro Martinez will win the Ballon d’Or 2021, but will he win it?
Messi won the Ballon d’Or for a seventh time. The shortlist was announced the day before the awards ceremony. The countdown to the award ceremony started the day before. In the final, Messi was the winner. But this is not the end of the story. The women’s Ballon d’Or was introduced in 2018.
There’s a strong possibility that the Bayern Munich striker will win the Ballon d’Or next year. The prestigious award is presented annually to the best player in the world. The next Ballon d’Or will be handed out on November 29. However, there are some reasons to doubt that Lewandowski will win this year’s award. Firstly, Lewandowski is 34 years old, and he’ll miss out on the World Cup in 2022. Secondly, the Ballon d’Or could be moved to a winter World Cup to accommodate Lewandowski’s age.
Another reason why Lewandowski is a strong contender for the Ballon d’Or next year is his incredible form in Europe. He’s scored 32 goals in the Bundesliga this season, which is almost equal to Ronaldo and Messi’s combined goal tally. However, it is also worth noting that Lewandowski’s form is reflected in his club and national team.
If Robert Lewandowski doesn’t deliver a phenomenal season, his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or will diminish. Lewandowski won’t win the Ballon d’Or in November, but he did win the “The Best” award given by FIFA. But he won’t miss out in 2021 because the COVID-19 pandemic wiped out the awards for the year 2020. That said, Robert Lewandowski will certainly take solace in the fact that Messi will be at the top of the list this year, and will probably win in 2022 and 2021.
The Ballon d’Or is now irrelevant. Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have won it 11 times each. Luka Modric won it in 2018 and Robert Nagelsmann said last month that he deserves the award too. He is on a winning streak, and a contender for the Ballon d’Or will have the best season in years. It is no surprise that Lewandowski is on the shortlist this year, but there are still many other players in the running.
With the 2018-19 season coming to a close, which players should win the Ballon d’Or? The competition was fierce this year, and the results were revealed on November 29 in Paris. GOAL published official standings and ranked contenders since March. In the end, Messi was named winner, ahead of Lewandowski and Jorginho.
In the first category, Lewandowski’s 41 Bundesliga goals this season were enough to surpass Gerd Muller’s record of 40 in one Bundesliga season. Meanwhile, Messi has scored 31 goals this season for Barcelona, which is a new record for a Argentine player. The German striker was also part of the team that won the Copa del Rey, which helped Argentina win their first major international title in over twenty-eight years. Messi’s early start at PSG has helped him acquit himself well in the voting process.
Last year, Robert Lewandowski was runner-up to Messi, but now the world’s most celebrated player is on the verge of claiming his seventh Ballon d’Or. However, the Argentine’s record-breaking performance this season meant he missed out on last year’s ceremony. As a result, many fans and former players have been upset with the result. Despite the obvious reasons, both players have made their case for winning the award.
While both Messi and Lewandowski are considered favorites to win the Ballon d’Or, their performances and consistency are what should determine their winners. The Ballon d’Or voters are magpies and love seeing players pick up trophies. Messi won the award despite Lewandowski’s outstanding performances, but it will be a close race.
Kevin De Bruyne
Manchester City are expected to lift the UCL trophy in 2021, and if De Bruyne plays well, he could win the Ballon d’Or. City are the bookmakers’ favourites for the UCL and are in pole position to claim their fourth Premier League title in five seasons. If De Bruyne is to win the award, he must perform to the best of his ability. Other contenders for the Ballon d’Or in 2022 include Phil Foden and Riyad Mahrez.
Kevin De Bruyne played his first match of the 2021 season in the semi-final against Chelsea, scoring once and providing two assists. He then went on to score a brace against Crystal Palace and Brighton, and helped his team win the Champions League in the latter half of the season. With so many chances to win, he has an excellent chance of lifting the Ballon dor 2021.
Benzema and Lewandowski are two other favourites, and it is difficult to see who could beat them. However, Benzema is back in the squad after missing a few months and will surely win the Golden Boot at the 2022 World Cup. In any case, Kevin De Bruyne is the best all-round midfielder in the world, and he is adored by players, coaches and fans alike. While some believe that the Netherlands are not ready for such an award, the Dutch manager has made his case for De Bruyne.
France Football has decided not to award the Ballon d’Or to a midfielder in 2020. However, De Bruyne has backed Lewandowski in the year of Covid, so he should be awarded the prize in 2021. However, a bias against midfielders is likely to cost De Bruyne the Ballon d’Or.