Ballon d'Or 2021 Deep Dive

The Ballon d'Or is taking place on November 29 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. For those who don' t know, the Ballon d'Or is the award given to the best male soccer player from the last year. There is also a Ballon d'Or for female players, called the Ballon d'Or Feminin. Last year both of these awards were cancelled because of Covid-19.

The shortlist.

This is the list of players who are nominated for the Ballon d'Or


(From 90min.com)

Riyad Mahrez (Man City) N'Golo Kante (Chelsea) Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus) Mason Mount (Chelsea) Harry Kane (Tottenham) Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan, PSG) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) Raheem Sterling (Man City) Nicolo Barella (Inter) Lionel Messi (Barcelona, PSG) Bruno Fernandes (Man Utd) Pedri (Barcelona) Luka Modric (Real Madrid) Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus) Kevin De Bruyne (Man City) Neymar (PSG) Ruben Dias (Man City) Lautaro Martinez (Inter) Simon Kjaer (AC Milan) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) Jorginho (Chelsea) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea) Romelu Lukaku (Inter, Chelsea) Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, Man Utd) Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) Phil Foden (Man City) Kylian Mbappe (PSG) Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)


The favorites.

The ten most likely winners.



Robert Lewandowsi

Jorginho

Lionel Messi

N'Golo Kante

Karim Benzema

Kylian Mbappe

Kevin de Bruyne

Mohammed Salah

Cristiano Ronaldo

Gianluigi Donnarumma




Previous winners.

The winners of the Ballon d'Or from the last 5 years.



2020: Canceled

2019: 1st Lionel Messi, 2nd, Virgil Van Dijk, 3rd Cristiano Ronaldo

2018: 1st Luka Modric, 2nd Cristiano Ronaldo, 3rd Antoine Griezmann

2017: 1st Cristiano Ronaldo, 2nd Lionel Messi, 3rd Neymar

2016: 1st Cristiano Ronaldo, 2nd Lionel Messi, 3rd Antoine Griezmann




That is the Ballon d'Or for you, but now we have the Ballon d'Or Feminin Deep Dive below!






The Ballon d'Or Feminin.

The Ballon d'or Feminin was created in 2018 to announce the best female soccer player in the world.






The shortlist.

This is the list of players who were nominated for the Ballon d'Or Feminin.



Kadidiatou Diani (PSG)

Fran Kirby (Chelsea)

Jennifer Hermoso (Barcelona)

Christiane Endler (PSG, Lyon)

Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns)

Ashley Lawrence (PSG)

Irene Paredes (PSG, Barcelona)

Jessie Fleming (Chelsea)

Lieke Martens (Barcelona)

Sandra Panos (Barcelona)

Viviane Miedema (Arsenal)

Ellen White (Manchester City)

Pernille Harder (Chelsea)

Samantha Mewis (Manchester City, North Carolina Courage)

Wendie Renard (Lyon)

Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG)

Stina Blackstenius (Häcken)

Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea)

Sam Kerr (Chelsea)

Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)




The favorites.

The ten most likely winners



Irene Paredes

Christine Sinclair

Magdalena Eriksson

Alexia Putellas

Kadidiatou Diani

Vivianne Miedema

Sam Kerr

Fran Kirby

Lieke Martens

Jennifer Hermoso





That is the Ballon d'Or deep dive, I hope you enjoyed it!


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