Messi, Ronaldo & Neymar in battle for Ballon d’Or

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 | 0

In the short list for Ballon d’Or award Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr are taken place as expected. In last Monday, the short list for 2017 Ballon d’Or award is published which consists of 30 players by France football. In the list, this three football genius names are  enlisted.So, it seems Messi, Ronaldo & Neymar in battle for Ballon d’Or 2017.

Since last nine years, this title was grabbed by Barcelona striker Lionel Messi or Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo. Excluding them no one can touch this in the meantime. If Ronaldo would able to win upcoming Ballon d’Or title, he will touch the record of Messi by winning five times best player award. Due to his performance in last season, he has the maximum chance to win next title of it.

Messi, Ronaldo & Neymar in battle for Ballon d'Or

With his club Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo won last La Liga title along with Champions League. In the history of Champions League, he scored 50 goals in the knockout stage and also consecutive made two hat trick there. Besides, for the first player in history, he also scored 100 goals in UEFA Champions League. He scored twice in last Champions League final and his last season goals was twelve in this competition.

Though, Messi has less achievement with the team than Ronaldo in last season, but individually he is still out of reach. He passed an impressive season earlier. In his club career, he fulfilled 500 goals milestone in last season. He was also the top scorer in the Catalan club.. If we consider the individual achievement, Messi deserves the upcoming Ballon d’Or 2017.

On the other hand, former Brazilian skipper Neymar is also in the short list though his achievement individually or with team are still less than Messi and Ronaldo but he also presented some extraordinary performance in last season with Barcelona. He is currently with Paris Saint Germain though. In the last sixteen of Champions League, at the first leg, Barcelona was defeated by 4 – 0 against PSG but in the second leg, they beat PSG by 6 – 1 and the match winning leader was Neymar. He scored twice in the match. With the record transfer fee, he moved to the Paris SG in following season.

Besides, with the team Juve, Dybala and Buffon also passed a remarkable season earlier and so, they are also enlisted to the short list. Besides, Barcelona forward Luis Suarez, Real skipper Ramos, midfielder Luca Modric and Isco and some others are taken place in the short list of Ballon d’Or 2017.

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