Let's take a look at the 3 Chelsea players that started from a poor background and are currently considered as the topmost Chelsea players and among the top players in the world. Ngolo Kante: The French international who plays in the defensive midfield position was born to poor Malian parents who migrated to France.
The 30 names for the Balon D'Or nominations which will be later cut down were published by the football governing body yesterday and that has generated a lot of argument online as fans seem not satisfied with the list. Many have argued that Chelsea's goalkeeper, Eduardo Mendy and Liverpool's forward, Sadio Mane deserves to be on the list.
The list of nominees for the 2021 Balon D'or award were announced recently and the usual names made it to the list. Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, amongst others were nominated as expected. There were also some players who got nominated for the award for the first time in their careers.
The 2021 Balon Dorothy ceremony will be held in December and the best player of 2021 will be awarded the gong. The battle line is obviously between Messi and Lewandoski. But who deserves to win the award? Most likely, Lionel Messi. First, let's analyze potential candidates, shall we:
10 years ago, we had no idea that football the World of football will look like this today, In 2011, Ronaldo was only a 1x Balon d'Or winner, and that was the year he won his first trophy for Real Madrid; which was the Copa Del Ray title 2010-2011 season.
After the football match between Manchester United and Liverpool FC that ended 0-5 in favor of Liverpool FC, Manchester United star player and 5 times Balon d'or winner, known as Cristiano Ronald, took to his verified Facebook page to blame himself and all his teammates who played and loss against Liverpool FC.
Barcelona Players are known to always dominate the Balon D'or awards for so many years now. Players like Luis Figo, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho and Lionel Messi have all won the Balon D'or while wearing the colors of FC Barcelona. In this article, I will however recount the current Barcelona Players that have been named in the newly released Balon D'or list while also considering the old players too, whom I call 'legends', in my list.
It's been months since football legend, Lionel Messi left Barcelona and fans are still missing the legendary striker. Messi has been an integral part of much of the success recorded by Barcelona. The six-time Balon d'Or holder has always been impressive for Barca and that is one thing that fans of the club loved about him.
The most anticipated season for footballers is coming close. The awards season. In August, we had the UEFA awards and Jorginho won the UEFA Men's player of the Year award. Now, we will be proceeding to the FIFA awards and most importantly, the Balon D'or.
The Balon D'Or Award is a very prestigious award given to players based on their performances in a single calender year and not for their performance in a single season. For the past 65 years, certain individuals have been awarded for their spectacular performance over a single year.
The Balon D'or list has been released. Regulars such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Luka Modric and Neymar are on the list while we have newcomers such as Mason Mount, Ruben Dias, Phil Foden and a host of others. The Balon D'or list comprises the best players in the last football season who have helped their teams or in one way or the other, stood out.
Balon D'Or 30-man Shortlist: Two Chelsea Players That Are Currently Reaping The Fruit Of Hazard's Labour
The Balon D'Or Award nominees have been narrowed down to 30 players who performed exceptionally well since the start of 2021 calendar year. There was no winner for the 2020 Balon D'Or as most leagues were cancelled. However, the 30-man list for the prestigious award have been released and a lot of Chelsea players were named in it.
The race for the 2021 Balon D'or award is becoming interesting after the 30-man shortlist of the nominees were released on the 8th of October, 2021. As expected, the list was dominated by the players of Chelsea football club as a result of their exploits in the Champions League last season.
Recently, France football released a list of 30 players for the Balon d'or award. As it is normal, this list has drawn reactions from fans and analysts. There is only one goalkeeper in the list and the exclusion of Edouard Mendy, the Champions League winner has drawn reactions too
The player that will be awarded with Balon d'Or this year is a very debatable topic, as there's no clear favourites so far to win the most prestigious individual award in football. Chelsea and Italy midfielder, Jorginho, is one of the players tipped to win the Balon d'Or.
Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly has come out to publicly criticize the exclusion of his compatriot Edouard Mendy in the recently released list of Ballon D'or nominees. The 30 year old center back was speaking ahead of Senegal's FIFA World Cup qualifying match against Namibia. Koulibaly stated his disappointment when the list was released without Mendy's name in it, even though he was the first African goalkeeper to win the UEFA Champions League.
It's no news that the Balon D'or list has been released. As it has been, 30 names will be released first. Then the top 5 will be picked out and out of that 5, one of them will take home the golden gong. This past week, many players on the previously released list played matches on international duty and some of them impressed.
The first 30 nominees for the Balon D'or has been released. Regulars such as Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar are in the list while we have newcomers such as Pedri, Foden, Mount, Moreno, etc. But another newcomer who no one is talking about is Simon Kjaer.
Despite the fact that UEFA and FIFA are the power houses of football, they hardly appreciate African players. And this was proven in the recently released list of Balon D'or nominees. Only 2 Africans made the cut which were Mohammed Salah and Riyad Mahrez. But more Africans deserved to be on that list, both for the male and female category.
Below are players that deserved the Balon D'or but didn't get to win it. Robert Lewandowski The Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski was in his prime in the 2019-2020 season. He scored a total of 49 goals for his club in the 2019-2020 season leading his team to win the champions league trophy.