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Half of the 2021 men’s long list are first-time candidates – Soccer Sports

Ballon d’Or returned in 2021 after the suspension of COVID-19 enforcement in 2020. Recently, this year’s award nominations for the best male and female soccer players in the world have been released.

Along with regular suspects in a strong long list of 30 male award candidates, including previous winners Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo When Luka Modric, Over 15 people are fighting for the first time in their careers:

Cesar Azpilicueta (((Spain/Chelsea).
Nicolo Barella (((Italy/ Inter Milan)
Giorgio Chiellini (Italy/Juventus).
Ruben Dias (((Portugal/Manchester city).
Genre Iji Don Narma (Italy/Paris Saint-Germain).
Bruno Fernandes (Portugal/Manchester United).
Phil Foden (((England/ Manchester City)
Erling Haaland (Norway/Borussia Dortmund).
Giorginho (Italy / Chelsea)
Simon Kjær (((Denmark/AC Milan).
Romelu Lukaku (((Belgium/ Chelsea)
Lautaro Martinez (((Argentina/ Inter Milan)
Gerard Moreno (Spain/Villarreal).
Mason mount (England / Chelsea)
Pedri (Spain/Barcelona).

Some of these players appear to be destined to become regulars among Ballon d’Or candidates over the years to come, while others could be a high point in their careers. increase. In the past, some did not prosper after receiving a brilliant nod, while others maintained high standards without further approval. Let’s take a look at some of the most notable one-off candidates for Men’s Ballon d’Or since 2010.

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Van de Beak, watching from Manchester United’s bystanders, loses his favor and it’s hard to avoid feeling some sympathy around him. It’s probably easy to forget that Van Debeek was on the men’s Ballon d’Or 30 long list in November 2019. He was one of Europe’s most coveted young midfielders after playing a central role in Ajax’s 2018-19. In the campaign, the Amsterdam club won the Eredivisie title and arrived within seconds of reaching the Champions League final, Tottenham Hotspur When Lucas MouraHeroic late hat trick. Since the 2019 nominations were announced, Van der Beak has played a total of 30 league appearances and has only played four Premier League appearances since joining United 13 months ago. Dutch International struggled to push itself despite arriving from Ajax to Old Trafford in a £ 35m worth of deal, as fluctuating forms and fitness continue to hinder his progress. Indeed, he has won only 141 minutes of first-team football so far this season and has been split into three appearances. At the age of 24, Van de Beak still has plenty of time to return to the pinnacle of his early career, but do he have to look elsewhere for that to happen?

Other one-off candidates from 2019: Trent Alexander Arnold, Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt, Joao Felix, Kalidou Koulibali, Markinhos, Bernardo Silva, Son Heung Min, Raheem Sterling, Dusan Tadic, Marc Andre tel Stegen, Virgil van Dijk, Giorginio Wizinal Dam

Croatian striker Mandzukic is one of the most underrated and underrated players of his time and recently retired from professional football at the age of 35. Bayern Munich, Atletico Madrid And Juventus. A big center forward scored a dramatic extension goal and Croatia kicked England out of England in the 2018 World Cup semifinals, sending his country to the finals for the first time in history.

Other one-off candidates from 2018: Raphael Varane

After invading Tottenham’s first team as a teenager, Ali has been a club and country darling for several years, thanks to his creative talent, complex footwork, and symbiotic relationship with him. Was Harry Kane.. However, after a promising start of life under Jose Mourinho when the Portuguese coach replaced Mauricio Pochettino in late 2019, Ali soon lost favor with his new manager, 2020-21. He missed most of the season and collected only 15 league starts. With Mourinho leaving and the Spurs under new control, Ali is steadily beginning to find his feet again. But if he wants to rescale the high heights of his arrogant 2015-18 form, it looks like it’s going to be a long way off.

Other one-off candidates from 2017: Leonardo Bonucci, Philippe Coutinho, David de gea, Mats Hummels, Dries Mertens

Payet was nominated for Ballon d’Or as a result of his benevolent debut season with West Ham. France’s midfielder scored nine goals, scored 16 assists, was named the club player of the year and dominated the Premier League. He then impressed France at Euro 2016, scoring three goals and being nominated by the tournament team as follows: Les Bruce Reached the final. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for the bubble to burst, and Peyer decided he didn’t want to play for the hammer anymore. Marseille..

Other one-off candidates from 2016: Gonzalo Higuain, Moss, Rui Patrício, Dimitri Payet, Jamie Vardy

Recording the winning goal in the World Cup final in extra time is the peak of your career. Götze stretches all the muscles, tendons and ligaments of the body to do it in Germany in 2014. -Amazing progress-named “German Messi” -His career has since gone astray for several years as chronic fitness problems have taken hold.Götze moved to the Dutch side after the emotional return to Borussia Dortmund turned out to be overwhelming. PSV Eindhoven In 2020.

Other one-off candidates from 2014: Diego Costa

Italy’s notorious Enfant terrible It was at the peak of his power in 2012. That year, he proved that a talented and instinctive striker lurks behind all the ridiculous attitudes and weird headlines. The pinnacle definitely came while playing for his country at Euro 2012. There, rude Balotelli gave a huge personal performance to Germany in the semi-finals. Manchester City Forward Azzurri We made it to the final (the second was marked with the iconic “skeletal muscle flexion” celebration). However, the situation has been largely unsteady since Balotelli played in more than seven clubs in the eight years since he left Etihad.

Nani nodded in 2011 against the backdrop of the best season ever at Manchester United. The stunning Winger was named United’s Player of the Year after illuminating Old Trafford in late 2010, but eventually won only 0.26% of Ballon d’Or’s vote, across polls. Second and last (slightly above) Gerard Piqué).

Gann was included in the 2010 Ballon d’Or nomination as a tribute to leading Ghana’s extraordinary appearance at the 2010 World Cup. Gann, who capped his country in the tournament, played a memorable role at the exit of the infamous quarterfinals to Ghana’s Urguary. Luis Suarez Intentionally processed goal bound shots to keep the score level 1-1. The striker won one of his side spot kicks in the penalty shootout, but wasn’t enough to reserve a place as Africa’s first World Cup semifinalist.


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Half of the 2021 men’s long list are first-time candidates

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