The well- known French media, French Football recently released a long list of 30 nominees for the 2021 Ballon d’Or . There are big names like Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski, and Cristiano Ronaldo who occupy the list.
The 30 individuals, will compete as the strongest nominees who will be chosen by sports journalists and coaches/captains from each country through voting. The trophy clearly has a very deep meaning for the winner, because the trophy is the most prestigious trophy as an individual achievement in one season.
Individual performance and skill in the team’s success in winning the title, became one of the benchmarks and the value of every player deserves to be included in this nomination line.
There are several clubs that have managed to donate more than one player as a nominee for the 2021 Ballon d’Or winner. Here’s the complete list below.
Juventus and Inter Milan (2 Players)
We start from the Italian Serie A. Juventus and Inter Milan showed their two representatives from each club. From the Juventus side, the names of their central defender duo, Giorgio Chiellini, and Leonardo Bonucci are representatives of Juventus.
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As for the Nerazzurri, Lautaro Martinez the striker and Nicolo Barella the midfielder, became representatives of the Scudetto winner last season.
Uniquely, Chiellini, Bonucci, and Barella managed to win Euro 2020 with Italy while Martinez won the Copa America with Argentina. But for Barella and Martinez who won the Scudetto last season, making them have a little plus than the Italian defender duo.
Real Madrid and Manchester United (2 Players)
The British and Spanish giants also sent two representatives who were nominated for the top 30 Ballon d’Or nominations. Actually last season the name of Karim Benzema, Bruno Fernandes himself had not won any trophy last season.
However, Cristiano Ronaldo won the Coppa Italia with Juventus last season. However, this season Benzema also added to his latest trophy collection by winning the UEFA Nations League with France.
In terms of experience, Modric is still decent thanks to his statistics and games which are still very helpful for Los Blancos who reached the UCL semifinals last season, besides that thanks to the presence of him and Benzema, at least Real Madrid can be in second place.
On the other hand this time, Bruno Fernandes is back with Cristiano Ronaldo, after the legend decided to return to Manchester to remove the curse of the title fast.
Paris Saint-Germain (4 Players)
Having managed to become a highly respected team at this time, PSG gave the four best names that represent this Parisian club to be in the top 30.
Currently, PSG’s attack is what they fear the most with the trio of Messi, Mbappe and Neymar in attack, and the presence of Gianluigi Donnarumma who guards the crossbar well makes PSG feel like a team that touches perfection in terms of attack and defense.
All four have interesting individual skills, but Lionel Messi himself has won the Copa America which is an added point, while Donnarumma himself also won the Euros and became an Italian hero at the time.
Chelsea (5 Players)
The kings of Europe last season were a very stable team after the arrival of Thomas Tuchel. Their midfield trio, N’golo Kante, Jorginho, and Mason Mount himself managed to bring Chelsea Chelsea to win the UCL.
Two other names are Cesar Azpilicueta who performed solidly and led Chelsea to win the golden ear trophy, and their newest striker, Romelu Lukaku, who arrived last summer.
Lukaku won last season’s scudetto from Juventus’ triumph with Inter Milan, meanwhile, Jorginho won Euro 2020 with Italy, and beat team mate Mason Mount who finished runners-up with England.
Manchester City 5 Players
Guardiola has succeeded in making his upbringing players become players who are able to compete with various big teams. Manchester City proved by bringing five of their players in the race for the best individual Ballon d;Or trophy.
The five players are Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Ruben Dias, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling. The five of them were very instrumental in winning the Premier League last season by providing a very long distance from their competitors last season.
The five also succeeded in bringing City to the UCL final despite having to accept defeat against Chelsea at that time. Foden also became a great player and led England to become finalists of Euro 2020 with Sterling.