After being canceled in 2020, the Ballon d'Or is back and the great players of the main leagues in the world compete again for the most prestigious individual prize. The award will be presented on November 29, which is why many players can still present their arguments to emulate what Lionel Messi did in 2019, despite the fact that most of the international tournaments that are considered have already been played.
So, if we take into account the performances of the candidates so far, as well as what remains to be played in the remainder of the year, we ask ourselves the following question: Who is the favorite to win the 2021 Ballon d'Or? Among the 30 contenders for the men's award, there are three who would be best positioned to lift the prestigious Ballon d'Or.
Lionel Messi will go in search of his seventh prize in 2021. He will arrive at the ceremony with two titles and 39 goals, for now, between what he has done in Barcelona, what he is doing in PSG and in the national team. The Argentine star, however, will have high-level rivals with whom he must compete.
Robert Lewandowski, who could have raised the Ballon d'Or if it had not been canceled in 2020 due to what was done with Bayern Munich, product of the pandemic, returns to the scene for this year. Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappé are also on the prowl, and would mean the 3 main threats for the Argentine footballer.