Balloon of Gold, individual prize to the best footballer of the world


Messi, Pedri and Alexia, candidates to win at the 2021 Ballon d'Or ceremony

Published:29/11/2021 - 11:57h

Updated:29/11/2021 - 15:04h

This Monday, November 29, the 2021 Ballon d'Or award ceremony of the magazine 'France Football' will be held, with a lot of representation from Barça

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This Monday 29 November, 'France Football' will announce the winners of the different categories of the Balloon of Gold 2021. The main appeal for the day is who will be appointed like better player and player of the year, but also will deliver the Trophy Kopa, to the footballer 'sub-21' more stood out of the season and also the Trophy Yachine, that recognises to the best guardameta of the course. The FC Barcelona has representation so much in the masculine category as in the feminine.

For the moment, and of agreement to several informations in the last days, Lionel Messi will win the Balloon of Gold 2021, surpassing to two very important candidates: Robert Lewandoski (Poland, Bayern of Munich) and Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid). 'The Flea' would add his seventh award, putting earth of by half with his eternal rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, the one who has won five.

Leo Messi was, in fact, the last in receiving the prestigious prize, in 2019. The past year, in the middle of the beginning of the pandemia of the coronavirus, 'France Football' decided not delivering the prize. Before, the ex of the FC Barcelona had won it in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2015. In this opportunity, after a season in which it achieved two titles (Glass of Rey and Glass America), Messi would go back to be recognised like the best footballer of the world.

His exert in the FC Barcelona, in the season 2020-2021, annotating 38 goals in 47 parties (30 in League, 5 in Champions League and 3 in Glass of Rey). The one of Rosario was key so that the Barcelona did with the title copero and struggled until the last days to achieve the doublet, with LaLiga. However, his more important attainment has been to achieve the Glass America, with Argentina, that represents his first trophy with the selection. It was the star and leader of the albiceleste in the tournament.

On the other hand, Pedri González, midfield player of the Barça, is nominated in two prizes: the Balloon of Gold and the Trophy Kopa, in which it splits -with difference- as favourite. Already the one of Tegueste did does a week with the Golden Boy and has all the ballots to do with a new recognition, that before had won Kylian Mbappé and Matthijs of Ligt, from his creation in 2018.

The midfield player lived a madness of year and showed to be a player with a lot of quality. From his irruption in the Barça in the summer of 2020, 'tested' that had landed in Camp Nou to play with the first team, although the aim of the club was that it reinforced to the filial in principle. Pedri escaló Positions and in a short time went back in an indisputable headline for the culés, a factor that allowed him give the big jump to the absolute selection of Spain almost immediately.

Pedri Finish the season 2020-2021 with 73 parties and five thousand minutes of game, more than any another player of the old continent. With the Barça won the Glass of Rey, whereas with 'The Red' arrived to the semifinals of the Eurocopa and won medal of silver in the Olympic games of Tokyo. In all this time, has showed to be a versatile footballer, agile, talentoso and polyvalent, being able to play by the right like interior and also of mediapunta. It is able to adapt with a lot of ease (something that helped it to 'colarse' in the approach of Koeman and Lios Enrique) and has a command of the worthy spacetime of a player with a lot of years in the elite.

Alexia Putellas, the 'crack' that it will be Balloon of Gold

Likewise, the FC Barcelona has a big representation in the Balloon of feminine Gold. They are five the players nominated: Alexia Putellas, Irene Walls, Lieke Martens, Sandra Cloths and Jenni Beautiful. The one of Mollet of the Vallès is the big candidate to carry the recognition, after having been recognised like Better Player of the Year for the UEFA recognised like Better Player of the Year for the UEFA.

The season of Alexia and of all the Barça feminine was to frame. They carried the triplete, of League, Glass of Rey and Champions League, being the last the most important of the year, especially because they turned into the first Spanish team in achieving the title. The past course, finish being the star and leader of the Barça, by what would not be a surprise that carried the recognition.

Nominated for the Balloon of Gold 2021

  1. César Azpilicueta (Spain, Chelsea)
  2. Nicolò Barella (Italy, Inter)
  3. Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid)
  4. Leonardo Bonucci (Italy, Juventus)
  5. Giorgio Chiellini (Italy, Juventus)
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Juventus/Manchester United)
  7. Kevin Of Bruyne (Belgium, Manchester City)
  8. Rúben Dias (Portugal, Manchester City)
  9. Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy, Milan/Paris Saint-Germain)
  10. Bruno Fernandes (Portugal, Manchester United)
  11. Phil Foden (England, Manchester City)
  12. Erling Haaland (Norway, Dortmund)
  13. Jorginho (Italy, Chelsea)
  14. Harry Kane (England, Tottenham)
  15. N'Golo Kanté (France, Chelsea)
  16. Simon Kjaer (Denmark, Milan)
  17. Lautaro Martínez (Argentina, Inter)
  18. Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Bayern Munich)
  19. Romelu Lukaku (Belgium, Inter/Chelsea)
  20. Riyad Mahrez (Algeria, Manchester City)
  21. Kylian Mbappé (France, Paris Saint-Germain)
  22. Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona/Paris Saint-Germain)
  23. Luka Modrić (Croatia, Real Madrid)
  24. Gerard Moreno (Spain, Villarreal)
  25. Mason Mount (England, Chelsea)
  26. Neymar (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain)
  27. Pedri (Spain, FC Barcelona)
  28. Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool)
  29. Raheem Sterling (England, Manchester City)
  30. Luis Suárez (Uruguay, Athletic of Madrid)

Nominated for the Balloon of Gold 2021

  1. Kadidiatou Diani (France, PSG)
  2. Fran Kirby (England, Chelsea)
  3. Jennifer Beautiful (Spain, FC Barcelona)
  4. Christiane Endler (Chile, PSG/OL)
  5. Christine Sinclair (Canada, Thorns FC)
  6. Ashley Lawrence (Canada, PSG)
  7. Irene Walls (Spain, PSG/FC Barcelona)
  8. Jessie Fleming (Canada, Chelsea)
  9. Lieke Martens (Holland, FC Barcelona)
  10. Sandra Panos (Spain, FC Barcelona)
  11. Viviane Miedema (Holland, Arsenal)
  12. Ellen White (England, Manchester City)
  13. Pernille Harder (Denmark, Chelsea)
  14. Samantha Mewis (Canada, North Carolina Courage)
  15. Wendie Renard (France, OL)
  16. Marie-Antoinette Katoto (France, PSG)
  17. Stina Blackstenius (Denmark, Häcken)
  18. Magdalena Eriksson (Sweden, Chelsea)
  19. Sam Kerr (Australia, Chelsea)
  20. Alexia Putellas (Spain, FC Barcelona)

Nominated to the prize Kopa

  1. Mason Greenwood
  2. Bukayo Saka
  3. Pedri González
  4. Jérémy Doku
  5. Ryan Gravenberch
  6. Jamal Musiala
  7. Florian Wirtz
  8. Jude Bellingham
  9. Giovanni Reyna
  10. Nuno Mendes
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