The battle for the 2021 Ballon d'Or is slowly coming to an end as we are already in the tenth month of the year. The yearly award is given to the most outstanding football player in a particular year.
A 30 man shortlist for the 2021 Ballon d'Or has already been released. Below are the top 5 footballers that are likely to win the award this year.
5. Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe is one of the footballers that was nominated for the 2021 Ballon d'Or. The Paris Saint-Germain star is one of the best performing players in the football world this year.
4. N'golo Kante
N'golo Kante enjoyed UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup victories with Chelsea this year. The only thing that is stopping the Chelsea midfielder from continuing his excellent form is his injury problems.
Jorginho is one of the most successful players in the football world this year. The Italian won the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Super Cup with Chelsea. Jorginho also helped Italy to win the European Championship this year.
2. Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski should have won the 2020 Ballon d'Or but the award was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bayern Munich star is one of the top contenders for the award this year.
Robert Lewandowski helped Bayern Munich to win the Bundesliga title, the FIFA Club World Cup, and the DFL Super Cup this year. The Polish striker has scored 50 goals and registered 8 assists in 2021.
1. Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi who won the 2019 Ballon d'Or could win the award again this year. The Argentine superstar has been outstanding for both club and country in 2021.
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