‘France Football’ on Friday revealed the list of 30 candidates for the Golden Ball for 2021.
Of course, Lionel Messi is the number one candidate to grab the seventh in his career, which would deepen the historical record with the closest follower, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won 5 Golden Balls.
Messi, in an interview for ‘France Football’, said that players like Mbappe, Neymar, Lewandowski, Benzema deserve the Golden Ball.
“There are players on the team I would vote for for the Ballon d’Or like Neymar and Mbappe. Then there are players of a fantastic level like Lewandowski, Benzema, who has done a great year as well. It is difficult because you have to do a lot at the individual level to win the Golden Ball. Winning the Champions League, Copa América or Euro also plays a big role in recent years. In recent years, triumph in important competitions also carries weight”, declared Messi for “France Football”.