Saturday, July 25, 2020

Lewandowski must postpone his desire to become the first Polish winner of the Ballon D'Or to next year!

Lewandowski must postpone his desire to become the first Polish winner of the Ballon D'Or

Lewandowski must postpone his desire to become the first Polish winner of the Ballon D'Or

The Ballon d'Or will not awarded this year for the first time since 1956. What do I think about it? After the cancellation of The Best FIFA Football Awards 2020, I was hoping that the Ballon d'Or would be awarded.

We can only regret that football suffered so much in 2020. Let's not forget that Euro 2020 and Copa América have also been postponed to 2021. Yes, we can only regret…

Lewandowski must postpone his desire to become the first Polish winner of the Ballon D'Or

Which players lose the most from this decision? Recently, some traditions have been formed in the Ballon d'Or. For example, since 2009 only players from the Spanish La Liga has won the Award. The Real Madrid became the champion at 2019-20, and Sergio Ramos and Karim Benzema were the top players of their positions this season.

Rasim Movsumzadeh
Rasim Movsumzadeh
Also worth mentioning is Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), a favorite for the Player of the Year Award in the Premier League.
We must not forget about Lionel Messi (Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), who, at 33 and 35, respectively, continue to set new records.

But compared to the above players, Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) was considered the favorite for the Ballon d'Or. He continued his fine form throughout the season and deserved to be the top contender for the award.

Speaking about the traditions of the Ballon d'Or, I note that also since 2007, with the exception of 2018, the Award has always been won by the top scorers of the UEFA Champions League. Now Lewandowski with 11 goals is the leading scorer of the Champions League, and his Bayern is one of the favorites of the tournament.

In addition, Lewandowski with 34 goals in Bundesliga fight for the European Golden Shoe 2020 alongside Cristiano Ronaldo (30 goals) and Ciro Immobile (30 goals) from Serie A. It is also an important factor. Anyway, Lewandowski, who will be 32 in August must postpone his desire to become the first Polish winner of the Ballon d'Or to next year.

The Ballon d'Or is awarded at the end of the calendar year and journalists answer their questionnaires usually in early November. Therefore, now in July it is difficult to speak about the best players of the calendar year. Although the top three with such a sequence would look interesting: Robert Lewandowski, Sergio Ramos, and Karim Benzema.

Rasim Movsumzadeh (Ballon d’Or Award juror)

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