As the day for the Ballon d’Or ceremony is coming near, various speculations are coming near of who will win the award. It is just 19 days away from the award ceremony and this year it is even more highly anticipated than normal as in the last year the prestigious award was not handed out due to the massive impact of the COVID 19 pandemic.
France football revealed that there are 30 players shortlisted for the award, out of which several names are considered to be the favourites. The game of football is all about opinions, varying from person to person, and every coach, as well as players, are backing their favourites for the trophy. The top contenders for the 2021 Ballon d’Or are Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Robert Lewandowski, N’Golo Kante, and Jorginho.
The favourites for the Ballon d’Or 2021 award!
Lionel Messi has arguably been the number one contender for the 2021 Ballon d’Or award. Leading his nation, Argentina to victory in Copa America and having its first international trophy, many football superstars have backed him as the most favourite including Ronald Koeman, Gerard Pique, Marco Verratti, Mauricio Pochettino, and Pedri.
On other hand, Jorginho, Benzema and Lewandowski are also in great demand. Many football stars have praised Lewandowski and want him to get the recognition that he deserves, including Kevin De Bruyne, Rafa Marquez, and Iago Aspas. Among the supporters of Karim Benzema include Roberto Carlos, Spanish superstar tennis player Rafael Nadal, and Ronald Nazario.
Jorginho on the other hand is also in good demand as he helped both his country as well as his club to European glory. The supporters of Jorginho for the 2021 Ballon d’Or award are compatriot Giorgio Chiellini, and Patrice Evra who has also backed N’Golo Kante as his favorite.