The 2021 Ballon D'or award contenders have been shortlisted according to reports. Players were selected based on their performance in 2021 club and International competitions.
14 English premier league players were among the 30 players that was shortlisted for the award. The like of Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Azpilicueta, Mason Mount Lukaku, Foden, Mahrez, Salah, Sterling, Harry Kane Dias, Debruyne and other star player were nominated.
Two Manchester United players will be hoping to beat that likes of Jorginho, Ngolo Kante, Messi, Lewandowski and Kylian Mbappe to the award this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes are the two Manchester United players that were shortlisted for the award. Ronaldo was impressive for Juventus and Portugal this year and his nomination was based on the his performance for Juventus this year before joining Manchester City.
Bruno Fernandes was outstanding for Manchester United last season after scoring more than 25 goals in all competition.
Fernandes was the highest scoring midfielder last season and he is currently the highest scoring midfielder in 2021.
2 Reasons Why Ronaldo And Bruno Fernandes Will Not Make It To The Final Shortlist Of 2021 Ballon D'or Award
Their Performance In 2021 So Far Is Not Enough To Reach The Top 3
Bruno Fernandes and Ronaldo were outstanding for their countries and clubs but with the likes of Lionel Messi, Lewandowski and Jorginho on the list, it not going to be possible for them to make the final top 3 players.
Messi, Lewandowski, Jorginho, Kante And Mbappe Are Fans Favourites.
Lionel Messi is the Favourite to win this Year's Ballon D'or award after an outstanding performance in the Copa America and in Spanish La Liga for Barcelona.
Messi won the best player in the Copa America and also the Golden Boot Award. Jorginho and Ngolo Kante won different awards for their outstanding performance in last season UEFA Champions League that lead to Chelsea's victory in the final.
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