Perhaps the quote that will go down in history as Robert Lewandowski has yet again not won the Ballon d’Or for the second time in a row.
Another year has passed, and it is yet another year Lewandowski has failed to win the Ballon D’or despite being the favourite to win it and with the chats and the trophies backing him up.
Back, Robert Lewandowski was quoted saying that he would win the Ballon d’or if it was fair and that there were no politics involved during the voting of the award.
Robert Lewandowski was also the favourite to win the individual award back in 2020, but the entire award got cancelled because of covid-19 being suspended for majority of the year.
France football loosing it’s credibility
Fans all over social media have been slating France football regarding Lionel Messi winning the award for the seventh time instead of the polish striker who had far more better stats than Lionel Messi and also more trophies than him this year
The topic “Robbed” what’s trending online as fans all over the world a previous years and the CS chats and the overwhelming bias towards Lionel Messi over the years from French football, and how they have voted unfairly towards Lionel Messi on multiple occasions despite other candidates being far more deserving of the award than the Argentinian.
Even legends do not rate the Ballon D’or
Adding more fuel to the fire, many big-name journalists and legends have come out over the years saying that they do not trust the credibility of Ballon d’Or with Barcelona and Dutch legend Johan Cryuff one of the outstanding candidates speaking against the Ballon Dor.
He also spoke out about the bias as Ballon d’or voting includes majority of the journalists and football players and managers to allocate points towards the player rankings
Ballon D’or? It’s a award where bunch of journalists and people are voting for their friends
Even Messi acknowledged Lewandowski should have won!
While accepting his seventh Ballon D’or, Lionel Messi said that Robert Lewandowski is an incredible player and that we all know that he should have won the 2020 Ballon D’or and that he was the big winner for that year.
He also urged French football to rethink about the decision for cancelling the 2020 award and to give that award of that year to Robert Lewandowski.
Lewandowski vs Messi : The stats
Now let’s take a look at the sets of this year for both Robert Lewandowski and Lionel Messi.
Amazon thing to consider is that Lionel Messi has been feeling for the entire season this year princes moved to France for PSG Valleyfield to score up until this month in the league one for the French giants and how he has failed to make a big impact in the champions League for them.
Lionel Messi played 56 games, 2 more than Robert Lewandowski where he managed to score 41 goals and register 18 assists throughout the club and international competitions.
Lionel Messi also won two trophies including the Copa del Rey with Barcelona before departing the club and the Copa America with Argentina at the international stage where he was also the top goal scorer in the tournament and won the best player award.
Robert Lewandowski on the other hand played two games less than Lionel Messi but still managed to score 23 more goals then the Argentinian while also registering 12 for his club and country.
Lewandowski also managed to win three major trophies during the year with DFL supercup, FIFA club World Cup and UEFA super cup where he was the top goal scorer too.
Messi fell short at Barcelona??
Many fans are also arguing that Lionel Messi is PSG form should not be considered for the Ballon d’Or ranking as his Barcelona and Argentina stats are what earned him the award for the 2021 Ballon D’or.
Fathers also argued that Lionel Messi, despite his good goal scoring and assisting numbers, did not have adequate achievements despite winning the Copa America with Argentina and that he was in ordinary form with Barcelona.
Barcelona finished third in the La Liga final Messi managed to score zero goals against the top two major opposition in Real and Atletico Madrid.
Taking a look at the champions League coma Lionel Messi was also knocked out in the round of 16 stages with Barcelona where he only managed to score one goal that was not a penalty, and also pointing out the fact that he missed one crucial penalty too.
And then taking a look at Copa America where he was the top goal scorer, it is also important to note that Lionel Messi is managed to score only for goals in the tournament and he scored 0 in the semifinal and finals of the stages for the tournament against major opposition.
So what do you think? Did Lionel Messi really deserve the seventh Ballon D’or aur was Robert Lewandowski robbed at again for the second time in a row in 2021?