In this article, I will be breaking down why Leo Messi should be winning the Ballon D'or Award this year.
Why Messi deserves 2021 Ballon d'Or:
• Overall games played = 43
• Goals = 36 ( 3rd most in Europe)
• Assists = 14 ( 1st )
• Goals + Assist = 50 ( 2nd )
• 27 Man of the match ( 1st )
• Key passes = 100
• Big Chance Created = 26 ( Most )
• Pre-Assists = 19 ( Most )
• Successful dribbles = 188 ( Most )
• Progressive Carries = 620 ( Most )
• Ball Carried into opposition halve = 229 ( Most )
• Ball Carried into Penalty Area = 69 ( Most )
• Passes into the opposition halve = 306 ( Most )
• Passes into Penalty Area = 180 ( Most )
• Through Balls completed = 27
• 39 Games with 8+ Rating ( No player has more than 16 matches with 8+ rating )
• 3 Games with 6 or lower rating
• Highest rated player in Every competition.
• 30 Goals ( Most )
• Most Goals + Assists
• Highest xG (expected goals)
• Dribbles won 160 ( Most )
• Big chance Created ( Most )
• 22 MOTM ( Most )
• Highest rated Player (sofascore, whoscored).
-UCL ( 20/21 )
• Apps = 6
• Goals = 5
• Most dribbles ( 4.8 per match )
• Highest rated player ( 8.23 )
• 4th in UEFA Best Forward.
• Apps = 7
• Goals = 4 ( Most )
• Assist = 5 ( Most )
• Best Player Award
• Top Scorer Award
• Playmaker Award
• 36 Dribbles won ( 2nd most )
• 4 MOTM ( Most )
• Involved in 11/12 Goals
• Most Key Passes ( 22 )
• 5 Big Chance Created
• Copa America Champion.
• An extraordinary performance from Leo that saw him carry Argentina to their 1st International trophy in 28 years.
Leo Messi became the only player to Became Top Scorer, Top Assister provider, Best player and Champion in a Tournament.
-Copa Del Rey
• Apps = 5
• Goals = 3
• Assist = 1
• 3 MOTM
• 2 Goals in Final
• Best player
27 Man of the match awards in 43 Appearances ( No other player has more than 16 man of the match in 2021) and 39 Games with 8+ match ratings.
Messi is by far the most consistent player in the world.
• Lewendoski is a ballon d'or candidate, but He was eliminated early in the Euros and UCL. If anyone feels Robert Lewandowski should be given the Ballon D'or because of the goals he scored, then they are highly mistaken. Messi scored the most goals in 2016, 2017 and 2018, but lost the Ballon D'or to Cristiano Ronaldo (2 times) and Luka Modric. In conclusion, No player deserves the 2021 Ballon d'Or more than Leo Messi.
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