Messi outstrips Ronaldo in the 2021 Golden Ball race

Cristiano Ronaldo has a very difficult chance to win the 6th Ballon d’Or title when he has experienced a disappointing season with Juventus.

VIDEO: Ronaldo carried Juventus to win against Udinese (Source: FPT Television)

After a year of pause for objective reasons, the race won the magazine’s Golden Ball title France Football has been hot back this year. Besides the familiar superstars of this title, the year 2021 witnessed the rise of young stars, typically Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland.

According to Goal, Kylian Mbappe is the leading name in the race. Since the beginning of the year, the 2018 World Cup champions have scored 23 goals, 3 assists and won the French Super Cup. If with PSG crowned in the Champions League, the tournament in which they reached the semi-finals, the Golden Ball title is difficult to escape the 22-year-old striker.

Mbappe is the number one candidate for the Golden Ball title. Photo: Getty

Lionel Messi, despite being eliminated from the European Cup with Barcelona, ​​is still highly appreciated with 2nd place. Weekend

Before, El Pulga had a super double to help the Catalan team go upstream to beat Valencia to continue the La Liga championship race. The year 2021 also saw a booming Messi with 26 goals, 9 assists and the Copa del Rey title.

Compared to his longtime rival, Cristiano Ronaldo is lagging far behind. The new Portuguese striker found the feeling of scoring after a series of three consecutive games. This is a good signal for CR7 and Juventus in the upcoming tough Champions League ticket battle.

In the list of 20 players with a great chance to win the Goal’s Golden Ball, the Premier League accounts for the majority with 10 names. This is also reasonable when English football is showing strength in both the Champions League as well as the Europa League.

Top 20 QBV 2021 candidates and reference figures (according to Goal):

No. Football player club Goal Assist Title
first Kylian Mbappe PSG 23 3 French Super Cup
2 Lionel Messi Barcelona 26 9 Copa del Rey
3 Kevin De Bruyne Man City 8 7 Carabao Cup
4 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich 26 3 FIFA Club World Cup
5 Romelu Lukaku Inter 14 6 Serie A
6 Karim Benzema Real Madrid 16 3
7 Ilkay Gundogan Man City 14 5 Carabao Cup
8 Neymar PSG 6 5 French Super Cup
9 Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus 19 3 Italian Super Cup
ten Erling Haaland Dortmund 20 8
11 Phil Foden Man City 9 6 Carabao Cup
twelfth Bruno Fernandes MU twelfth 8
13 Ruben Dias Man City first Carabao Cup
14 Harry Kane Tottenham 17 4
15 Toni Kroos Real Madrid 2 8
16 N’Golo Kante Chelsea first
17 Mason Mount Chelsea 8 3
18 Mohamed Salah Liverpool 15
19 Riyad Mahrez Man City 7 6 Carabao Cup
20 Luis Suarez Atletico Madrid 11 first

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