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The race for the Ballon d’Or award 2021 is an interesting one as there is no clear-cut winner compared to previous years where the brilliance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have stood up for them.
Six time winner Lionel Messi, as well as Chelsea midfielder Jorginho are among the favourites for the award, including Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.
Former Barcelona and Arsenal striker Thierry Henry is backing French duo Benzema and N’Golo Kante to win the award, before adding that Messi and Jorginho are also viable options.
Speaking on who should win the Ballon d’ Or this year, Henry said in an interview with Le Journal de Dimanche, “Let’s be realistic, I hope it can be him [Karim Benzema] or N’Golo Kante. Robert Lewandowski would have been elected in 2020 if it had not been cancelled.
“We can also talk about Jorginho because he won everything [Champions League and Euro 2020]. And there is Leo [Messi] who finally won the Copa America.”