The French sport paper, L’Equipe, has predicted a list of 5 eligible players likely to win the Ballon d’Or. Neymar couldn’t make it to the list and is expected to fight for votes in order to win this trophy.
The Ballon d’Or awards was canceled in 2020 following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. It would be organized this year at the Theatre du Chatelet on November 29.
L’Equipe named Karin Benzema, Robert Lewandowski, Jorginho, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as 5 likely contender of the award. Mbaape and Neymar could not make it to the list of the French sport paper.
There was no place for the Brazil and France stars. This follows their failure to win the Championship League and league title for their club.
Mbaape also had an excellent season at PSG scoring incredible 42 goals in 47 games. But after he missed the deciding penalty against Switzerland, the France star is not considered a favourite this year.
The 5 shortlisted players by L’Equipe are likely to win the award since they made great achievements this year. Messi won the Copa America, Jorginho also won the Champions league with Chelsea and Euros with Italy. Benzema and Lewandowski competing for the great No. 9 in the world and Ronaldo leaving Juventus as the top scorer in Ligue 1 competition.