With the Ballon d’Or ceremony coming up on Monday, Stats Perform assesses how the favourites stack up against each other.
Robert Lewandowski can consider himself hard done by. The Bayern Munich striker would almost certainly have won his maiden Ballon d’Or in 2020, only for France Football to decide not to hand out the award due to the coronavirus pandemic.
However, world football’s most prestigious individual accolade is back up for grabs this year, with the ceremony set to take place on Monday.ADVERTISING
Lewandowski, who scooped The Best FIFA Men’s Player award for 2020 and has had another sensational year for Bayern, is among the favourites on a 30-man shortlist.
Will it finally be his time, or will old voting habits die hard to put Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi in pole position? Using Opta data, Stats Perform assesses the credentials of the Ballon d’Or favourites.