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Ballon d'Or 2021: Top 5 contender with stats till now

The cancellation of the 2020 Ballon d'Or has impacted....However, the Ballon d'Or 2021 is back this season and all the players are back again.

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Niladri Biswas
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The cancellation of the 2020 Ballon d'Or has impacted the winning chances of several players. Robert Lewandowski was the most favorite candidate to win this prestigious individual award. However, the Ballon d'Or 2021 is back this season and all the players are again back in the mix. But still, some players have ended up being favorites to win this year's award. Some familiar faces are there as well with some new names. So let us have a look at our top 5 contenders in Ballon d'Or 2021, who are favorites to win this individual award.

#1. Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Bayern Munich)

A deadly striker, Lewandowski was the favorite for the 2020 edition which was unfortunately canceled. But this year he is back at the top, leading the chances to get it this time. Lewandowski has been in top form and scoring an eye-catching number of goals. He also won the Bundesliga, DFL Supercup, and the FIFA Club World Cup with Bayern. So let us have a look at his stats till now.

Poland - 10 Matches, 9 goals, and 3 assists

Bayern Munich- 40 matches, 48 goals, and 9 assists

Robert Lewandowski - Ballon dOr 2021 - Sportz Point

Robert Lewandowski. Photo- Forbes

#2. Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona)

6 times Ballon d'Or winner Messi is back again in the list of nominees and also one of the favorites to win. Messi with Argentina finally got his hands on the long-awaited Copa America and the Copa Del Rey with Barcelona. Which increases the chances for him to add his 7th award. Let's look at Messi's stats till now.

Argentina- 14 matches, 9 goals, and 5 assists

Barcelona- 47 Matches, 38 goals, and 14 assists

Lionel Messi - Ballon dOr 2021 - Sportz Point

Lionel Messi. Photo- Hindustan Times

#3. Jorginho (Italy, Chelsea FC)

The Italian midfielder has shown his potential and performed brilliantly for both Chelsea and Italy. He won the Euro 2020, UEFA champions league, and UEFA Super Cup. Which boosted his ranks and he became one of the favorites to win it. Let's see his stats till now.

Italy- 12 matches, 0 goals, and 0 assist

Chelsea FC- 43 matches, 8 goals, and 2 assists

Jorginho - Ballon dOr 2021 - Sportz Point

Jorginho. Photo- SI

#4. N'golo Kanté (France, Chelsea FC)

The 2018 World Cup winner is an astonishing midfielder who is always portraying amazing performances in each game. His awareness and presence in the middle of the pitch make it easier for other players to move around. Kante won the Champions League & UEFA Super Cup with Chelsea in 2021. So let's have a look at his stats.

France- 5 matches, 0 goals, and 0 assists

Chelsea- 48 matches, 0 goals, and 3 assists

N'golo Kanté - Ballon dOr 2021 - Sportz Point

N'golo Kanté. Photo- Sportslumo

#5. Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid)

Karim Benzema is much underrated but he has been on fire for both Real Madrid and France. His goal-scoring abilities make him a deadly attacker on the frontline. Benzema won the UEFA Nations League with France in 2021. So let's look at his stats

France- 9 matches, 6 goals, and 1 assist

Real Madrid- 46 matches, 30 goals, and 9 assists

Karim Benzema - Ballon dOr 2021 - Sportz Point

Karim Benzema. Photo- Goal
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