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Seven Players Who Deserved To Have Been Shortlisted For The 2021 Ballon D'or

Joshua Kimmich is one player that ought to make the 2021 Ballon D'or nominee list, as his performance this year has been terrific, owing to the fact of him being a defensive midfielder. Being versatile, Joshua Kimmich has proven countless times that he can produce results in the attacking and defending position on the pitch. The 26-year-old Bayern Munich defensive midfielder recorded six goals and 14 assists in 52 games played in 2021, branding him as one of the best and prolific midfielders presently.

Edouard Mendy is another player that ought to be amongst the nominees for the 2021 Ballon D'or, as he has shown that he is a fantastic goalkeeper, judging by his stats in 2021. In 40 games, the 29-year-old Chelsea's goalkeeper recorded 21 clean sheets, putting him amongst the best goalkeeper in the world of football currently.

Memphis Depay is no doubt an outstanding player and ought to be amongst the nominees shortlisted for the 2021 Ballon D'or, as his stats in 2021 tells how remarkable he is as a player. In 46 games played in 2021, Memphis Depay recorded 31 goals and 17 assists playing for Lyon.

The other players who deserved to get shortlisted for the 2021 Ballon D'or are;

4. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham)

Games in 2021: 42

Goals: 14

Assists: 12

5. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)

Games in 2021: 43

Goals: 12

Assists: 24

6. Federico Chiesa (Juventus)

Games in 2021: 50

Goals: 17

Assists: 8

7. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Games in 2021: 43

Goals: 19

Assists: 6

Do you agree that the players listed above deserve to be amongst the nominees for the 2021 Ballon D'or?

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