Because such a singular year cannot and should not be treated as an ordinary year. If in doubt, it is better to abstain than to be stubborn. Because the Ballon d’Or trophy conveys other values – such as exemplarity, solidarity and responsibility – as the only sporting excellence. France football explained.
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has been the major dominant in the last eleven years.
With only Real Madrid Luca Modric has won the award apart from the regular two in the last decade.
France football further explain the major factor for their decision.
Because only two months (January and February), out of the eleven usually required to form an opinion and decide the best, is far too little to gauge and judge, since the other matches took place – or will take place – then in other conditions and formats (in camera, five substitutes, European Final 8 on a single match) too far from the usual panorama. We cannot bring ourselves to rely on crippled seasons, with so many special arrangements, to elect the best. The best of what, by the way? It wouldn’t be worthy of our history.
Leo Messi has won the award six times, just one above Ronaldo’s 5.
Lewandowski has also been tipped for the award after an outstanding performance at Bayern Munich.
But the world won’t witness the award for the first since the award stared since 1950s