The 2021 Ballon d’Or award has a lot of strong contenders. From the usual famous names like Lionel Messi and Cr7 to players who have shown incredible consistency right throughout the year, the Ballon d’Or race is set to go down to the wire.The race for the top Ballon d’Or award could will be impacted massively by performances in the 2 major international tournaments this year – Copa America 2021 and Euro 2020. With both tournaments heading to their winding up stage there have been some players who have really staked a claim for the award with some good performances for their respective countries in the tournaments.
According to James Madison he stated that” Harry Kane… best centre forward in World football for me. People tried to talk because he didn’t score for a couple of games but goes back to that old saying, form is temporary but class is permanent 🤝”Harry Kane was arguably the best player in the Premier League in the 2020/21 season. The Tottenham Hotspur captain won the Golden Boot and even had the highest number of assists in the league.
Cristiano Ronaldo has had a fine individual season. Unfortunately, both his club and country have failed to win major trophies (other than the Coppa Italia) this year. The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner was in great goalscoring form for Portugal at Euro 2020 and scored 5 goals in just 4 matches.However, with Juventus failing to win either the Serie A or Champions League and Portugal getting knocked out in the Round of 16 against Belgium at Euro 2020, it will be tough for Cristiano Ronaldo to win the Ballon d’Or this year.
Kante will remain in history of football after his fight for both national team and club.Chelsea star N’Golo Kante was tipped to win the Ballon d’Or 2021 award after putting in some stunning performances in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages. However, France’s early elimination at the hands of Switzerland and his indifferent performances with the national team has seen him drop to the #3 position.One of the best midfielders of this generation, N’Golo Kante’s stamina and ball winning skills are unparalleled and he would have definitely walked away with the Ballon d’Or award if France had won Euro 2020.
He is the football messiah on earth Lionel Messi who has been declared 25 times as man of the match in his 36 games,The 6-time Ballon d’Or winner is arguably just 2 wins away from adding a 7th Ballon d’Or trophy to his collection. Argentina are in the semi-finals of Copa America 2021 and with Lionel Messi in stunning form, this might finally be the year which sees the Argentine maestro win a major international trophy.Lionel Messi might be a free agent at the moment, but the 34-year-old superstar had a superb 2021 with Barcelona and won La Liga’s Golden Boot award comfortably.
Denied the Ballon d’Or award in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Robert Lewandowski has continued his incredible goalscoring form in 2021.His numbers with Bayern Munich this season are incredible! The Polish superstar scored an astonishing 41 goals in just 29 Bundesliga games to break Gerd Muller’s long standing record in the Bundesliga.