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Ballon d’Or 2021: Organizers clear air on Messi winning ahead of Lewandowski, Jorginho
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Ballon d’Or 2021: Organizers clear air on Messi winning ahead of Lewandowski, Jorginho

Ballon d’Or organizers, France Football, have rubbished speculations that Lionel Messi of Paris Saint-Germain has already been informed he has won the 2021 award. There was no winner last year, as the event was cancelled because of the outbreak of COVID-19. However, on November 29, this year’s winner will be crowned in Paris, France. Messi is considered to be a frontrunner, with some suggesting that he already has his hands on a seventh individual gong in a remarkable career. But those behind the voting insist no victor has been determined as yet. France Football editor, Pascal Ferre, has told Bild of the Messi speculation: “That’s a lot of bullsh*t we’ve seen in the past 10 days. A big bluff.” Messi faces stiff competition from Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski,...
Ballon d’ Or: He won Champions League – Thiago Silva questions organizers for snubbing Mendy
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Ballon d’ Or: He won Champions League – Thiago Silva questions organizers for snubbing Mendy

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has questioned Ballon d’Or organizers for not including his fellow teammate, Edouard Mendy, in their 30-man shortlist released last week. Silva believes Mendy should have been included in the Ballon d’ Or 30-man nominees released last week. DAILY POST reports that the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or was announced some few days ago, with five Chelsea players included. Cesar Azpilicueta, Romelu Lukaku, Mason Mount Jorginho and N’Golo Kante, all made the cut. Mendy enjoyed a stunning debut season in the English Premier League and capped it off by winning the UEFA Champions League, as Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the final. The Senegal goalkeeper also won the UEFA Super Cup with Thomas Tuchel’s side. Reacting to the de...
Ballon d’Or: Explain why he wasn’t nominated – Rudiger slams organizers for snubbing Chelsea player
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Ballon d’Or: Explain why he wasn’t nominated – Rudiger slams organizers for snubbing Chelsea player

Chelsea defender, Antonio Rudiger has slammed Ballon d’Or organizers for not including his fellow teammate, Edouard Mendy, in their 30-man shortlist released last week. Rudiger demanded an explanation for Mendy’s Ballon d’Or snub after his man of the match display against Brentford in Saturday’s Premier League 1-0 win. Recall that the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or was announced some few days ago, with five Chelsea players included. Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta, Romelu Lukaku and Mason Mount all made the cut. Mendy enjoyed a stunning debut season in the English Premier League and capped it off by winning the UEFA Champions League, as Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the final. The Senegal goalkeeper also won the UEFA Super Cup with Thomas ...
Ballon d’ Or: It’s really stupid, doesn’t make any sense – Ex-Chelsea star, Frank slams organizers
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Ballon d’ Or: It’s really stupid, doesn’t make any sense – Ex-Chelsea star, Frank slams organizers

Former Chelsea star, Frank Leboeuf, has slammed Ballon d’Or organizers for their concept of awarding the prestigious prize to individual players in a sport that is regarded as a team effort. Leboeuf compared the Ballon d’Or with awards given to musicians, adding that if an elite musician wins an individual award, his group will not react to it positively. He believes the idea of awarding the Ballon d’Or is really stupid and doesn’t make any sense to him. Recall that the Ballon d’ Or was not handed out last year due to COVID-19 pandemic. 30-man nominees for this year’s Ballon d’ Or was shortlisted last week, which includes Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi, Chelsea’s Jorginho, Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo and among others. Speaking to ESPN via The Chelsea Chroni...

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