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Who will win the 2021 Men’s Ballon D’Or?

Few footballing gongs transcend the sporting world like the Ballon D’Or, with business and promotional opportunities for the players that lift the trophy seemingly endless.

Regarded by many as the litmus test as to the best footballer in the world each calendar year, the Ballon D’Or attracts international attention.

Originally a prize founded within French football, commemorating the best footballers in the world – the award has grown in stature exponentially over the past few decades and is now intertwined within the culture of both FIFA and UEFA.

 

The award itself has been somewhat of a procession in recent years, with either Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi claiming the award every year bar one, since 2008.

As the eyes of the footballing fraternity turn towards Le Theatre du Chatelet at the end of November, speculation is now mounting as to who will win the 2021 Men’s Ballon D’Or:

Robert Lewandowski – 5/4 with Betway

Bayern Munich’s Polish striker Robert Lewandowski continues to break convention with his incredible eye for goal.

He was once again integral as Bayern blew away all before them in the Bundesliga and Germany as a whole last season – as well as helping the Germans lift the Champions League in 2020.

At Euro 2020 he perhaps didn’t have the impact many were expecting for Poland but his scoring record once again in the calendar year has been remarkable and he looks to be the man to beat.

The odds below are provided by the BritishGambler, UK’s sports gambling aggregator.

Cristiano Ronaldo – 33/1 with 888 Sport

Another huge name player to have made a big move in 2021 is Cristiano Ronaldo, who has returned to his spiritual home of Manchester United.

The Portuguese superstar wasn’t able to win the Serie A with Juventus last season or help Portugal to success in their European Championship defence.

His return to Old Trafford has thus far been mixed and he will be hoping to start finding some consistency to put himself back into Ballon D’Or contention.

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Lionel Messi – 7/5 with Paddy Power

Argentine colossus Lionel Messi ended his almost two-decade long affiliation with Barcelona this summer, joining Paris Saint Germain in an unprecedented deal for the club.

Meanwhile, Messi had already helped his native Argentina win the Copa America – his first major honour at international level with his country.

Prior to leaving Barcelona he banged in the goals, and he has already enjoyed an impact in the French capital, and should he continue to find the net, he could easily get his hands on yet another Ballon D’Or.

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Mohamed Salah – 8/1 with Mansion Bet

The Ballon D’Or gong was not awarded in 2020, due to the impact of COVID 19 on the world football schedule.

Had it have been given out in 2020 however, Mohamed Salah would have surely been in the reckoning – after helping Liverpool win their first Premier League in 30 years.

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Despite a relatively barren season for Liverpool in 2020/21, the Egyptian King has been in electrifying form at the start of the 21/22 season and he looks to be propelling the reds towards success again this season.

Jorginho – 9/1 with Bet 365

When it comes to having a successful year, no players in the world have been able to compete with the honours collected by Jorginho.

The Italian ‘regista’ was instrumental in assisting Chelsea win the Champions League for the second time in their history, before playing an integral role in Italy’s Euro 2020 success during the summer.

Players in his position aren’t generally recognised in terms of individual honours but Jorginho is a genuine contender to win his first ever Ballon D’Or title.

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