Lionel Messi is anticipated to accumulate his seventh Ballon d’Or award at a glittering 2021 ceremony in Paris this evening. Messi is the favored after prevailing the Copa America with Argentina in the past this year, notwithstanding one of his much less surprising years at membership level: Barcelona completed 0.33 in La Liga and fell in the first knockout spherical of the Champions League. However, Messi scored two dreams as Barca gained the Copa del Rey last and he was once La Liga’s pinnacle goalscorer as soon as more, earlier than switching to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Robert Lewandowski used to be broadly predicted to win closing year’s award earlier than it was once cancelled due to the pandemic, and the Bayern Munich striker is in the walking as soon as again. Chelsea’s Jorginho is some other candidate, having gained the Champions League with his membership and Euro 2020 with his u . s . a . Italy a couple of months later.
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Lionel Messi is expected to collect his seventh Ballon d’Or award at a glittering 2021 ceremony in Paris this evening. Messi is the favourite after winning the Copa America with Argentina earlier this year, despite one of his less impressive years at club level: Barcelona finished third in La Liga and fell in the first knockout round of the Champions League. However, Messi scored two goals as Barca won the Copa del Rey final and he was La Liga’s top goalscorer once more, before switching to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer.
Robert Lewandowski was widely expected to win last year’s award before it was cancelled due to the pandemic, and the Bayern Munich striker is in the running once again. Chelsea’s Jorginho is another candidate, having won the Champions League with his club and Euro 2020 with his country Italy a couple of months later.
Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas and Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema lead the charge for the women’s award. Putellas scored in the final as the all-conquering Barca won the Champions League, while Miedema is both Netherlands and Women's Super League all-time leading goalscorer and racked up goals at the Olympic Games. Spain’s Pedri is expected to win the Kopa Trophy for the best men’s young player, while Chelsea’s Edouard Mendy and PSG’s Gianluigi Donnarumma lead the running for the men’s goalkeeper award, the Yashin Trophy.