The 2021 ballon d’Or ceremony comes upwards in less than 20 days and stakeholders have been picking their favourites to win the most prestigious private gong.
The 2021 laurels is to a greater extent highly anticipated than usual majorly because the COVID-19 pandemic stopped the ceremony from happening in 2020.
Organizers of the laurels, French Republic Football has already made available the listing of 30 stars contending for the laurels this yr.
Spell Lionel Messi, former Barcelona icon and at present Paris Saint-Germain forward is hoping to seize a 7th laurels, Ronaldo is looking to create it 6th spell others similar Robert Lewandowski, Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Kevin De Bruyne, Karim Benzema, amid others are all contenders.
At this stage, coaches, players and ex-players get similar regular fans, backing their favourites for the trophy.
As it appears, the top contenders for this yr’s laurels are Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski, Jorginho, Karim Benzema and N’Golo Kante.
DAILY POST gathered that there are some top footballers and ex-football stars backing these players to win the laurels:
Amid the stars publicly backing Lionel Messi are: Gerard Pique, Ronald Koeman, Mauricio Pochettino, Marco Verratti and Pedri.
The Bayern Munich and Poland star has been publicly tipped for the laurels by the likes of Kevin De Bruyne, Iago Aspas and Rafa Marquez.
The Chelsea star has been backed by Giorgio Chiellini, Patrice Evra, who also wants N’Golo Kante to win.
The Real Madrid star has the backing of Tenis superstar, Rafa Nadal, Roberto Carlos and Ronaldo Nazario
DAILY POST has reported before that former Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson, is amid the heavyweights backing Cristiano Ronaldo to win a 6th ballon d’Or
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