France Football has decided that this season he will not distribute the Golden Ball to any footballer due to the season so unusual that we have lived this year due to the crisis caused by the Covid-19 and that the ideal circumstances do not exist to hold a gala to deliver this trophy. In this situation, we want to review all the footballers who have performed at an impressive level this year and who will not be able to lift this award.
The 33-year-old Argentine has once again turned his back on a club as big as Barcelona, in a generally bad season for the Catalan team. Although he is already beginning to be of considerable age, he is a footballer with impressive quality and not putting him on this list would be sacrilege. 30 goals and 26 assists in the 42 official matches he has played to date.
The Frenchman this season has possibly made the best campaign of his career since he has been the great benchmark for Real Madrid in attack. Absolutely everything has come out and he is undoubtedly a footballer to be considered for this award. This campaign has managed to score 26 goals and distribute 11 assists in 47 official matches.
–Virgil Van Dijk:
Liverpool have walked the Premier League this season and in part thanks to the defensive strength of this impressive Dutch center-back. It is clear that men like Salah or Mané stand out for the goals they score but this defense has no name, it is a wall. He already won the Ballon d’Or last year.
–Kevin De Bruyne:
The Belgian Manchester City international has signed one of his best seasons on the Etihad Stadium team and is untouchable within Pep Guardiola’s plans. At 29 years old, it is high time that his merits were recognized on the pitch because this season has been sensational. 21 assists and 13 goals he has signed in 44 games with the citizens’ jersey.
The same thing happens to me with the Polish from Bayern Munich as with De Bruyne. I think it is time for him to recognize how good he is, he has been one of the most important soccer players in the Bundesliga for goalscoring seasons and this campaign was not going to be less. 51 goals and 6 assists in 43 official matches. It is time for him to win a Ballon d’Or, otherwise it is an injustice to his sports career.
–Neymar and Kylian Mbappé:
Ligue 1 has been somewhat forgotten due to its cancellation by the French government due to the Covid-19, but we cannot forget that these two players have shown an exquisite level throughout the season. The Brazilian has recovered his best version and has managed to score 18 goals and distribute 10 assists in 22 official games (note that he has participated in 38 goals directly in so few games).
For his part, the young Frenchman is the one who is called to reign in the Ballon d’Or for the next few years, but without a doubt we should already begin to recognize that he has an impressive level. This season, despite the cancellation of Ligue 1, has been decisive for PSG scoring 30 goals and distributing 17 assists in 33 official matches, a real beast.