France Football will announce this year’s Ballon d’Or winners later tonight. There has been a lot of discussion about who deserves to win the award this time around, with fans, pundits, players and coaches having their say.
Superstar of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) Lionel Messi was supported by many to win his seventh Ballon d’Or. Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea midfielder Jorginho are also top contenders to win the award.
Real Madrid amulet Karim Benzema and Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah were also part of the conversation. One big player who could miss out on this year’s award is Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo.
The person who won the Ballon d’Or 5 times was the top scorer of Serie A last season with 29 goals. However, he could not help Juventus and Portugal keep the Serie A championship and the European championship respectively.
There is a consensus that players like Messi, Lewandowski and Jorginho have had better years than Ronaldo, who is likely to miss a spot on the podium. And if reports are to be believed, the 36-year-old will not attend the Ballon d’Or ceremony.
Manchester United have a big Premier League game against Arsenal on Thursday. The Red Devils have also appointed former RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick as their interim coach.
It looks like it’s going to be a big week for the Old Trafford side and Ronaldo may feel he’s better off staying with the team than attending the Ballon d’Or ceremony in France.
Mohamed Salah will and Cristiano Ronaldo not attend the Ballon d’Or gala
According to reports, Cristiano Ronaldo will not attend the Ballon d’Or ceremony in France. However, he is not the only big player not expected to feature today.
Liverpool winger Mohamed Salah has decided not to attend the Ballon d’Or gala today, according to report. The Red Devils face arch-rivals Everton on Wednesday and the Egyptian appears to be prioritizing a trip to Goodison Park and the preparations surrounding it.
Salah scored 31 goals and provided six assists from 51 appearances in all competitions for Liverpool last term. However, many believe that Messi, Lewandowski and Jorginho deserve the Ballon d’Or rather than the Liverpool forward.
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However, the winger will be hoping to secure a spot on the podium next year. He has scored 17 goals and provided seven assists in 18 appearances for Liverpool this campaign.
https://www.sportskeeda.com/football/rumor-cristiano-ronaldo-will-attend-2021-ballon-d-or-ceremony-paris-reports?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda Cristiano Ronaldo will not attend the 2021 Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris