I don’t think Erling Haaland should win it, but I do think he is significantly better than nr. 11.
I also question if this has been Messi’s great season, although I understand he did well on the national team in Copa America. I wonder what a man like Lewandowski must do to beat him though. Play in Spain or England ?
It’s a travesty that French sports rag is a joke! Every year it baffles me how their list of nomination is made up our players should not turn up to the do.
While i am at it the same goes for the FIFA nominations another joke in the list of best managers JK instead of being at the top of the list isn’t even in it!
The French journos feel the need to establish PSG as the center of the footballing world, so they elect the established star player who has recently moved there. It makes sense from their perspective, although it discredits the ballon d’or as a valid individual trophy.
As for Mo being ignored, it’s the typical post-colonial semi-racism you can find so often there. It’s simply out of the question that a man coming from the old colonies gets the price. George Weah got it once, and is the only exception among a long list of European and South-American players.
Its a fix every year. The award has been devalued over the years.
If you are not Messi or Ronaldo you cant win it.
The Spanish, French and South American journalists will all have been told to vote for Messi.