Ronaldo Picks His 2021 Ballon d’Or Contender

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Ronaldo Nazario has picked his 2021 Ballon d’Or winner

Can you think of the player Ronaldo has picked for the 2021 Ballon d’Or? It is not what you are thinking right now? He didn’t think of Lionel Messi to be the top contender for the award.

A few days ago, the award nominees were revealed and there were many young stars nominated for it. Among many deserving players, Karim Benzema is the one underrated strikers.

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The 33-year-old striker is the one chosen by Ronaldo as the top deserving player to lift his first Ballon d’Or this year. Moreover, it is Benzema’s dream to win this award since childhood.

“Since I was a kid, it was always a dream of mine to win the Ballon d’Or, It’s the dream for most players.

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“It’s true that football is a team game but when you help the side to win, when you’re instrumental in triumphs, when you score winning goals, it’s natural for any player to aspire to win the Ballon d’Or.

“Of course, I’ll work as hard as I can to win that trophy and I hope, someday, fulfill the dream I had when I was a young boy.”

However, Messi is one of the favorites to lift the award this year. But nothing is certain and anyone can win this prestigious trophy. Robert Lewandowski deserves to win the award but there are other players too.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the top scorer of UEFA Euro 2020. He is the third highest top scorer in 2021 with 38 goals, one more than the Argentine legend.

Jorginho had an excellent 2020/21 season. He won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Euro 2020. And that is why he is one of the top contenders to win the trophy.

By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.