Per the nomination of 30 players who will challenge this year’s Ballon D’Or, it is accepted that the current year’s prize is available to quite a number of players as reported by GiveMeSport.
You would recall that the honor was not given last year because of the coronavirus pandemic, yet there are various players who have intrigued over the most recent two years.
Robert Lewandowski has proceeded with his stunning goal scoring form and, to be sure, he had the right to have scooped the esteemed prize a year ago.
His accomplishments represent themselves however he will fight with Chelsea’s Jorginho who likewise had a zapping year as he could be the surprisingly strong contender in the title race.
UK outlet Mirror have positioned the strong competitors from 10 to 1, yet Lionel Messi’s fourth position appears to come as an amazement.
Had the 2020 honor been given, Lewandowski would have had it closed up yet, even from that point forward, he hasn’t actually displayed down.
Well checkout the rankings below;
- Robert Lewandowski
- Karim Benzema
- Lionel Messi
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- N’Golo Kante
- Kevin De Bruyne
- Erling Haaland
- Kylian Mbappe
- Mohammed Salah
Meanwhile, previous Super Eagles playmaker, John Obi Mikel has named Michael Essien as the sole player who assisted him with acquiring the certainty to play among the stars a very long time back while still at Chelsea.
The Nigerian star made a move to Chelsea in 2006 after the Blues bosses were persuaded with his splendid exhibitions then which made them to spend huge on him.
Right before Chelsea signed him, Manchester United were additionally intrigued and Mikel was even said to have gone for medicals at Old Trafford before he later changed his mind to join Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.
Furthermore, at Chelsea, John Obi Mikel was satisfied as a player as the Nigerian midfielder won every one of the accessible titles.
As per the report on Complete Sports, Mikel Obi clarified that he was at first terrified of how to play when he in the changing room with those he used to watch on TV.
Mikel added that it was Michael Essien who assisted him with beating his apprehensions while at Chelsea.
This is what he had to say;
”Suddenly, I was sharing a dressing room with all these players I had watched on television back in Africa.
I was sitting next to Lassana Diarra. I would be there thinking, Oh my God, it’s Didier Drogba. It’s Frank Lampard. It’s John Terry.
Michael Essien who joined Chelsea from Lyon in the summer of 2005 really helped me. Michael always tells me I was a good player and just reminded me to bring the ball down, control and pass.”