The Balloon d'Or, very contested


End of the term for the Golden Ball voting

Published:11/11/2019 - 21:31h

Updated:12/11/2019 - 01:22h

The voting period for the Golden Ball closed last Saturday morning, as reported by France Football. Leo Messi is one of the aspirants

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Pascal Ferré, editor boss of France Football, confirmed officially that the past Saturday in the morning closed the period of votes to decide the victorious of the candidature to the Balloon of Gold. The luck is thrown and the next day 2 December will know the name of the winner of the prestigious individual award, in a mediático and multitudinous event in the Théatre du Châtelet of Paris.

Of face to this edition of the Balloon of Gold there are three clear candidates and are the same that already they went it to carry the The Best FIFA 2019: Leo Messi, star of the FC Barcelona; Virgil go Dijk, defence of the Liverpool; and Cristiano Ronaldo, crack of the Juventus of Turín. In this occasion, the Argentinian surpassed to the Dutch and to the Portuguese to carry the renewed 'FIFA World Player'.

The Barcelona star was not favourite to carry the The Best, but at the end his mates of profession finish decanting by him, by an extraordinary season in which it proclaimed champion of LaLiga and carried the Boot of Gold. His partidazos in Champions League, where was semifinalist, also can turn into arguments to be Balloon of Gold.

But if there is somebody favourite to raise the trophy, apart from the Argentinian, that is Virgil go Dijk. The central of the Liverpool has been considered the best defence of the Premier League being, besides, one of the big banners so that the 'reds' proclaimed champions of Europe the past month of June.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the another big candidate to position like victorious. The Portuguese forward, that arrived in 2018 like the big signing crashes of the Juventus of Turín, turned into the leader of the Italian team and carried it, with his goals and his authority, to proclaim again champion of the Scudetto. In fact, in Italy ensured that it would be the Balloon of Gold in 2019.

The list of applicants to the Balloon of Gold

The complete list form it: Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mané, Alisson Becker, Sergio Agüero, Hugo Lloris, Dusan Tadic, Donny Go of Beek, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kylian Mbappé, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Matthijs Of Ligt, Georginio Wijnaldum, Frenkie of Jong, Marc-André Ter Stegen, Karim Benzema, Virgil Go Dijk, Bernardo Silva, Heung-Min Are, Robert Lewandowski, Roberto Firmino, Lionel Messi, Ryad Mahrez, Antoine Griezmann, Kalidou Koulibaly, Kevin Of Bruyne, Mohamed Salah, Eden Hazard, Raheem Sterling, Marquinhos and Joao Félix.

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