Last weekend, the votes of journalists, captains and coaches closed to elect the new Ballon d’Or 2021. A prestigious award that had been left orphaned last year, where the prize had not been awarded to any winner because of the global pandemic. This year, PSG striker Lionel Messi can claim seventh title.
If the result of the votes is expected on November 29, the list would have already leaked on the web! As incredible as it may seem, we finally know the great winner of the supreme trophy. And it is neither Lionel Messi, nor Karim Benzema.
PSG: Lewandski crowned Ballon d’Or! Messi 2nd
Several names shimmered around the prestigious golden balloon, and many media went about their speculation. Some preferring to ensure the coup by reappointing the Argentine star of PSG, Lionel Messi, for a seventh coronation (absolute record), others more pragmatic swearing only by the Pole Robert Lewandowski, real purpose machine in 2021, or else by Karim Benzema, impressive with Real, and recently victorious Nations League with Les Bleus. No doubt, this 2021 edition was going to be one of the tightest in history.
Only, if the doubt remained until then, a mysterious Internet user has just published on the web the complete ranking of the Ballon d’Or, had in mind gondola, the Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski.
A leak to take with tweezers of course, but which had the merit of igniting the Twittosphere, and being relayed by big sports media such as Marca. After the Bavarian, Lionel Messi and Karim Benzema complete the podium.
A superb news for Robert Lewandowski therefore, if the information were to be confirmed, who would be rewarded for his impressive season in Munich (41 goals last season in 29 Bundesliga matches) and who would be avenged by the same occasion of his non-appointment last year, he who was a big favorite with the bookmakers.