Why is Giorgio Chiellini one of the contenders to win the 2021 Ballon d’Or?
According to Shakhtar Donetsk manager Roberto De Zerbi, Gioegino Chiellini could challenge for France Football’s sought-after award.
Chiellini has received endorsements from Maurizio Sarri and Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola after an impressive year for both club and country.
The 42-year-old De Zerbi pointed out that Chiellini could follow in the footsteps of Fabio Cannavaro by winning the award.
Lionel Messi is still the favorite to win the prestigious award after winning the Copa America 2021. This was his first ever international trophy with Argentina.
Robert Lewandowski is so close to the 33 year old in the award race. Afterall, he was the top scorer of 2020/21 season.