Lionel Messi

Useless Ballon d’Or: The French award no longer have value

Watching Lionel Messi hoist aloft the 2021 Ballon d’Or sums up everything that is wrong about the individual award and how bad it has become.

From 2009 till 2021, the Ballon d’Or has digress to mediocrity and everyone who truly loves the best game in the world knows what am talking about. The award become a ‘Cristiano Ronaldo vs. Lionel Messi’ trophy cause both players were hugely popular, brought international interest to the show and off course, brought a lot of money.

This is reason why Wesley Sneijder {2009}, Didier Drogba {2013}, Franck Ribery {2013}, Manuel Neuer {2014 World Cup}, Gigi Buffon {2015}, Robert Lewandowski {2020}. Jorginho (2021} and others were all denied.

To put it bluntly, Ballon d’Or is nut another popularity/money grabbing contest and not a determination of who the best player in the world is.

Cleary, Lionel Messi is not the best player in the world and he knows it and even admitted it.

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