Social media has already reacted with dismay to the information that there isn’t any Ballon D’Or winner for 2020. It is without doubt one of the oldest and most prestigious particular person soccer awards.
The French information journal France Soccer, which organises the Ballon D’Or, launched an announcement on Monday 20 July. Firstly it introduced it is not going to hand out this prestigious particular person award this 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
France Soccer stated there was no “fairness” wanted at hand out the honorary title in 2020, partly due to “accounting and preparation”.
“All of the award seekers is not going to be in the identical boat,” the assertion stated. It additionally famous that some gamers had had a shorter season.
“Subsequently, how can we set up a good comparability? To keep away from overly convoluted calculations and projections, we selected the least of the dangerous choices.”
Followers react to Ballon D’Or cancellation
Soccer followers took to social media streets to voice their opinions in regards to the results of the Ballon D’Or cancellation this 12 months.
Many tweeted that it was unfair to favourites Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, as they didn’t carry out properly this 12 months.
However, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandoski and Manchester Metropolis’s Kevin De-Bruyne have been on type.
Many followers consider that Messi would have received, had the season been longer.
Nonetheless, contenders for this 12 months’s awards characteristic a number of main soccer names.
Actual Madrid might have received the La Liga title however that didn’t cease Messi from making historical past as common. Messi is La Liga’s high aim scorer for a file seventh time, having scored 25 objectives within the 2019/2020 season.
Messi is also the primary participant to attain greater than 20 objectives and 20 assists in a single season. Not solely this, he additionally made his 43rd look in an El Clasico match in 2020. Plus he’s the primary participant within the historical past of Spanish soccer to achieve 500 wins.
Messi completed this season on 25 objectives.
Juventus was up in opposition to Lazio on Monday 20 July with Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo scoring twice to assist his crew win 2-1.
The 2 objectives made him develop into the primary participant in historical past to attain greater than 50 objectives in Serie A, La Liga and the Premier League.
Ronaldo can be No 2 on the race for the European Golden Shoe alongside Ciro Motionless and is 4 objectives behind Robert Lewandoski.
Kevin De Bruyne
The Manchester Metropolis ahead was immediately concerned in 29 Premier League objectives this season and had a great season.
The 2019/2020 is undoubtedly Lewandoski’s finest season ever in his soccer profession. Lewandoski performed 43 matches this season and scored 51 objectives throughout all competitions making him the highest scorer in each competitors he’s performed in, together with the Champions League.
Actually, he scored 34 objectives in 31 appearances which made him the highest scorer in Bundesliga for his crew.
And there are different names: gamers anticipated to be contenders for the celebrated award included Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah, Karim Benzema and Kyllian Mbappé.
Messi, nonetheless, is the file breaking winner of the Ballon D’Or as he has received it six instances.