INDOSPORT.COM – After the competition in Europe’s top leagues and tournaments between European countries, Euro 2020 is over, now the world of football is buzzing with the issue of candidates for the 2021 Ballon d’Or.
Last year this award was canceled due to many events unfinished football due to the corona virus pandemic or Covid-19.
Even though there are a number of players who are considered worthy to win it, one of them is Robert Lewandowski who successfully brought Bayern Munich to win six titles in one calendar season.
This year french football, the media organization that gave the award, is likely to hold it again.
For information, the Ballon d’Or is a prestigious award for footballers in Europe to be given to those who have achieved success with their club or country.
However, this award is different from that of FIFA, so that the Ballon d’Or winner does not automatically become the world’s best player.
This has happened several times, one of which was in 2004. Andriy Shevchenko won the Ballon d’Or, but FIFA announced that their version of the world’s best player was Ronaldinho.
These different decisions often lead to pros and cons, so that finally France Football and FIFA cooperated in 2010 under the name FIFA Ballon d’Or.
However, this synergy did not last long, and ended in 2015 when the FIFA President changed leadership from Sepp Blater to Gianni Infantino.
In 2016, FIFA has its own award named FIFA The Best Award to crown a player of the world’s best.
In its history, Lionel Messi has become the player who has collected the most Ballon d’Or trophies with six trophies, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo with five trophies.
So which players deserve to win the Ballon d’Or this year? The following review is quoted from MARCA.