The voting for the Best Player of the Year award is expected to be a true duel of “Titans” because for the second time, the Argentine Leo Messi will have to see his face on a podium against the Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and for Last is Mohamed Salah.
The announcement took place a couple of hours ago and from that moment the enormous morbidity that a new battle can generate between two of the best strikers in the world who already had to face each other a few months ago grew when Messi received his seventh Ballon d’Or, the which is delivered by the prestigious magazine France Football.
The curious thing about the finalists is that Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) and Jorginho (Chelsea) were left off the podium. The Italian has more weight than the French, since he conquered the two most important football tournaments of the year. That is, the UEFA Champions League with Chelsea and the European Championship with Italy.
Messi, meanwhile, winner of the Copa América with Argentina and conquers the Copa del Rey with FC Barcelona, left the football world perplexed and surrendered at his feet. All thanks to having won his seventh Ballon d’Or in his exalting career in football on the old continent.
Lewandowski, meanwhile, is the current winner of The Best and is the player who has been most acclaimed for taking top honors, having won all the titles with Bayern Munich. However, the COVID-19 pandemic. However, France Football recognized him with the award for best forward of the year.
The huge battle that is coming once again, will be able to keep football fans and even more so when Messi himself has publicly said that the Pole has to be recognized for all his achievements and for being one of the best attackers today.
Now, on the female side, Jenni Hermoso (FC Barcelona), Sam Kerr (Chelsea) and Alexia Putellas (FC Barcelona) will be nominated for the current Ballon d’Or and the first Spanish to win the prestigious award in this sport.
Putellas, at 27, is in one of the best moments of his career and is a fundamental part of the dominance of FC Barcelona for women. Not forgetting that, he also raised the UEFA Champions League, after beating Chelsea from Australian captain Sam Kerr.
In this way, the table is set to meet the king and queen of football for FIFA and both will meet at the gala that will take place on January 17.
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Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.