Ballon d’Or: It looks bad for Benzema


Announced as one of the main favorites in the Ballon d’Or race, Karim Benzema does not seem to have fully convinced the bookmakers.

All eyes will be on the stage of the Théâtre du Châtelet on Monday. Two years after the coronation of Lionel messi will indeed be awarded the Golden Ball 2021. And four days before the delivery of the coveted trophy, the suspense remains concerning the identity of the successor of the Argentinian, awarded six times since 2008.

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Contrary to Cristiano Ronaldo, five times crowned but which should pay a high price for the difficulties of Juventus, Portugal and even Manchester United, the native of Rosario is also among the main contenders for this Golden Ball 2021. To believe the bookmakers English, the PSG playmaker is even the first favorite to succeed him. Consequence of his 45 goals and 14 assists compiled this season and especially the coronation of Argentina at the Copa America.

On the same line as Jorginho

And not surprisingly, the other big favorite according to the English bookmakers is named Robert lewandowski, the Polish goal machine. With 64 goals, the Pole has reached more seen heights since 2013 and Cristiano Ronaldo. Flattering statistics to which must be added the three trophies won by Bayern Munich.

Regularly mentioned among the favorites, Karim Benzema is however only an outsider in the eyes of bookmakers. As well as Jorginho, for many in the coronations of Chelsea in the Champions League and Italy with the Euro. The two men indeed share the runners-up behind the two big favorites, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski. The other contenders are further away, like Cristiano Ronaldo or N’Golo Kanté.

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