As the coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc in the football calendar 2020 and forced to cancel the Ballon d’Or, global voting has already crowned the best footballer. Is it Lewandowski? or Messi? Let’s find out:
A recent report by a sports magazine ranked the top 25 male players on the planet during the 2019-20 season.
With the score of staggering 55 goals in 47 games during Bayern Munich’s treble-winning campaign, finishing as top scorer in the Bundesliga, Robert Lewandowski has been crowned as the best footballer of the world.
Kevin De Bruyne
His 13 goals and record-equalling 20 assists in the Premier League proved that Belgian Kevin De Bruyne is still one of the best players around.
The Argentine Forward and Barcelona Striker has made it to the number 3 position on the list. It has been a traumatic year for Lionel Messi as he and his family was deeply affected by his issues with former Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
However, Messi still managed to perform miracles on a weekly basis last season, despite his longstanding anger over how the Catalan club is being run. Messi registered 25 assists and scored 31 goals – 25 in La Liga – to post a pretty decent individual campaign.
Having been restricted to just 15 appearances in Ligue 1 due to injury (Neymar still managed 13 goals in another title-winning campaign), the forward returned to full fitness – and his dazzling best – in the Champions League knockout stage and is titled as the fourth best footballer.