• August 2, 2021

Kante, Jorginho, Ronaldo, Others To Rival Messi For Ballon d’Or After Five Star Showings At Summer Tournaments


By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – With the completion of the summer tournaments at the weekend, the race for this year’s Ballon d’Or – after it’s cancellation last year due to Covid-19 – is hotting up.

Lionel Messi, despite an underwhelming season – by his standards – is the new favourite with the bookies after guiding Argentina to the Copa America title and breaking his international major tournament duck.

Yet it is far from a foregone conclusion, after a 2020-21 season full of standout performers across Europe/ So who can stop Messi and who are the main men in the running for the 2021 Ballon d’Or? Is it Robert Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne, N’Golo Kante, or Jorginho, who all had an outstanding year at club and national levels?


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