Ballon d’Or 2021: live results
His 2021 has been the first full calendar year at Atlético Madrid, after six years, four league titles, four cups, a Champions League and 198 goals for rivals Barcelona.
Milan and Denmark’s Simon Kjaer is voted in at number 18.
Incredibly, he has come in at position 19th – his shirt number being 19, his first team debut coming in 2019 and the Scrabble total value of the letters in his name being 19.
I’m calling a fix right here!!
2021 Kopa trophy contenders
And let’s not forget the stars of the future…to be fair to them, many are already stars of today, just with fewer wrinkles!
Here they are…
Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund/England)
Jeremy Doku (Rennes/Belgium)
Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax/Netherlands)
Mason Greenwood (Manchester United/England)
Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint-Germain/Portugal)
Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich/Germany)
Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund/USA)
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal/England)
Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen/Germany).
2021 Yashin trophy contenders
If you’re going to put your money on one trophy that won’t be dropped tonigtht, it’s this one!
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid/Belgium)
Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan/Paris Saint-Germain/Italy)
Ederson (Manchester City/Brazil)
Édouard Mendy (Chelsea/Senegal)
Samir Handanovic (Inter Milan)
Emiliano Martínez (Aston Villa/Argentina)
Keylor Navas (Paris Saint-Germain/Costa Rica)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich/Germany)
Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid/Slovenia)
Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester City/Denmark).
After joining Man City from title-shocking Leicester, he has consistently delivered for Pep Guardiola.
21st: Martínez and Fernandes
Inter Milan’s Lautaro Martínez and Manchester United’s Bruno Fernandes are next to be announced, jointly taking 21st place.
What’s the difference between Ballon d’Or and FIFA The Best awards?
One of the questions we’ve been asked most in recent days is how these Ballon d’Or awards compare to the FIFA Best ones.
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