Balloon of Gold, prize to the best player of the world

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The career by the Balloon of Gold: Who compete with Messi?

Published:12/07/2021 - 15:52h

Updated:12/07/2021 - 15:52h

Once again, Lionel Messi goes back to sound between the favourites to obtain the Balloon of Gold. In the contention would accompany it other players like Neymar Jr, Kylian Mbappé, Harry Kane or N'golo Kanté

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Finalised the season to level of clubs and the tournaments of selections made during the year, begin to sound the possible names of the best player of the year, taking into account the individual performance and the contribution to his team in function of the achievement of his main aims.

Of course, the name of Lionel Messi goes back to appear between them with the Glass America, that obtained being the best player of the tournament like his main baza to do with the award once again. To this adds the Glass of Rey, only title that achieved the Barça of Koeman in the course 2020-21.

Nevertheless, still it subtracts a lot so that it culminate the year and open the votes for the delivery of the prize. Although Messi splits like one of the main candidates, the criteria of the voters to the hour to manifest can vary and take into account other names for the award.

The rivals of Messi

Between the names of other possible applicants appears the one of Neymar Jr., although his season has not been the best, all time that has not attained the title of Tie it 1 from his arrival to the French capital. Between his merits add the Glass of France, the subcampeonato in the Glass America and the classification to semis of Champions.

Kylian Mbappé, also of Paris Saint-Germain, has not lived his more brilliant course. It has identical attainments to the ones of Ney in the collective, although on his shoulders weighs the disappointment by the early elimination of France in the eighth of final of the Eurocopa to hands of Switzerland.

For some, the football still owes him a Balloon of Gold to Robert Lewandowski, current winner of the TheBest , that did not have the distinction of the magazine France Football after this decided not carrying out the corresponding ceremony to the past year. The Pole could not help to the Bayern of Munich in the Champions in front of the PSG owing to an injury.

Harry Kane, pretended by the City and the United, also could colarse in the votes. In spite of his opaque season in the Tottenham Hotspur, the English could sign a brilliant participation with his selection in the Eurocopa when reaching his first final in the history of the tournament.

Before the Euro, N'golo Kanté split like one of the main applicants after winning the Champions with Chelsea. Nevertheless, the fall of France by penaltis in the Euro after arriving like the big favourite to the title could weigh to the moment to take him in account for the prize.

With fewer options, appear the names of Cristiano Ronaldo, Erling Haaland, Karim Benzema, Jorginho, and included Gianluigi Donnarumma that dressed of hero in the definitions by penaltis in front of Spain in the semifinals and in front of England in the decisive party. Although hardly a goalkeeper can do with the prize to final of year.

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