Top 5 Ballon d’Or Nominee
Sports-World presents you the Top 5 Nominees for the Ballon d’or
Here is why they are selected for :-
Messi is our first of Top 5 Ballon d’or Nominee. Lionel Messi is one of the greatest players ever to play the game and history is filled with his amazing performances and 2017/2018 season was no exception.
His performances in La Liga lead to winning La Liga and earning him Golden boot for the record 5th time. He scored 34 goals in La Liga and became the player to score 25 or more goals for the ninth time in La Liga, which is a record itself. He failed to score 25 goals in La Liga in 2009.
Along with La Liga, Messi has made Cope del Rey Barcelona’s trophy as they have clinched the title for the consecutive third time, with Messi being involved in 24 goals, in last 14 matches. Lionel Messi really goes into beast mode in Cope del Rey.
Along with, abysmal performance in World Cup, humiliating defeat against Roma in the quarter final of the champions League, added insult to injury and he really failed to make mark in the biggest competitions, scoring only once in 4 World cup matches and 6 times in Champions League, putting him on 9th position in the list of top scorers.
Number 4 on our Top 5 Ballon d’or Nominess is Kylian Mbappe. Kylian Mbappe is considered to be a future Ballon D’or winner and at the age of 19, he has become a superstar and his performances in the World cup 2018 provided a glimpse of what we can expect from him in the future and the great Pele congratulated him after he became the second teenager to score in a champions League final.
Kylian Mbappe made a huge impact in winning of France, as he scored twice against Argentina in Round of 16. Along with World cup he also won Ligue 1. His good performances in the World cup makes him a great contender. He also won “Young player of the World Cup” Award.
3rd place in our Top 5 Ballon d’or Nominee occupied by Antione Griezmann . Antoine Griezmann was a backbone of both France and Atletico Madrid, as Atletico won UEFA Europa League and France World cup. He scored in quarter final and final of the World cup 2018 and scored 4 goals in total.
His great performances in Europe League earned him the “Best player of Europe League” award. Along with this, he also scored for 19 times in La Liga.
Luka Modric is on 2 in our Top 5 Ballon d’or Nominee.Luka Modric has really been phenomenal in the World cup where he contributed most. Croatia reaching the final of World Cup, earning him the golden ball of World Cup and FIFA and UEFA player of the year. However, when his performances are seen, as a whole, in the entire year, as the golden ball is awarded to a person, who has made good performances over entire year.
He has been phenomenal in the World Cup, but his contributions were not much worth noticing in La Liga and Champions League . He scored only once and assisted thrice in 26 La Liga games. He only scored once in 14 Champions League games.
Our Top 5 Ballon d’or Nominee ends with Cristiano Ronaldo . Cristiano Ronaldo took the World cup by storm after becoming the only player to score hattrick against Spain in World Cup. However, Portugal was not good enough. As a team, to make huge impact in World cup. However, Ronaldo bagged 4 goals in 4 games. He was phenomenal in all the games in which he played, and he was the sole reason behind Portugal reaching the knock out stages.
Ronaldo and Real Madrid made Champions League their own Competition as they became the first club to win three Champions League in a row. Most importantly Ronaldo was the top scorer. He has been the top scorer of Champions League from the past 3 seasons and who can forget his amazing bicycle kick against his present Club Juventus. He performed exceptionally well in the entire UCL.