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Ballon d’Or odds: who will win the prize? PSG superstar Lionel Messi favorite for the gong ahead of Robert Lewandowski, Mohamed Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo


Fourteen Premier League stars have been on the list of 30 contenders for the 2021 Ballon d’Or, but it’s Lionel Messi who is again the favorite to be crowned the world’s best player this week.

Six-time winner, Messi remains the favorite for the prize and he once again underlined his quality with a superb hat-trick in assists in PSG’s victory over Saint Etienne.

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The PSG forward won the Copa America with Argentina the summer before leaving Barcelona, ​​and he is joined again in the last 30 by five-time winner and Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

Italian Chelsea star Jorginho has been among the favorites to clinch the honor in recent weeks after winning the Champions League and Euro 2020 this year.

He is joined in the last 30 by Blues teammates Mason Mount, N’Golo Kante, Cesar Azpilicueta and Romelu Lukaku, while Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah has been the best in the eyes of many.

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Premier League Player of the Season Ruben Dias has been selected, along with Manchester City team-mates Kevin De Bruyne, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling.

The trophy will be presented at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris, and is widely regarded as the game’s most prestigious individual award, with France Football crowning the world’s best player each year between 1956 and 2019.

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That run ended last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, when Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski looked sure to pick up his first golden ball after pulling in an impressive 55 goals. in 47 games during the 2019/20 season.

The Pole made the last 30 again after 48 goals in 40 games last season and is the bookmakers’ second favorite behind Messi.

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Messi and Ronaldo have dominated the awards vote since 2008, winning 11 crowns between them, interrupted only by a Luka Modric victory in 2018.

The Croatian midfielder makes the cut again, joined by Real Madrid teammate Karim Benzema, along with La Liga stars Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid), Gerard Moreno (Villarreal) and Pedri (Barcelona).

Ballon D’or betting odds (according to Sky Bet)

Lionel Messi – 4/11

Robert Lewandowski – 2/1

Karim Benzema – 25/1

Mohamed Salah – 25/1

Jorginho – 33/1

Cristiano Ronaldo – 66/1

Kylian Mbappé – 66/1

N’Golo Kanté – 66/1

Bruno Fernandes – 80/1

Gianluigi Donnarumma – 80/1

Giorgio Chiellini – 100/1

Harry Kane – 150/1

Mason frame – 150/1

Neymar – 150/1

Phil Foden – 150/1

Raheem Sterling – 150/1

Romelu Lukaku – 150/1

Ruben Dias – 150/1

Simon Kjaer – 150/1

Kevin De Bruyne – 200/1

Leonardo Bonucci – 200/1

Luis Suarez – 200/1

Cesar Azpilicueta – 250/1

Erling Haaland – 250/1

Gerard Moreno – 250/1

Lautaro Martinez – 250/1

Luka Modric – 250/1

Nicolo Barella – 250/1

Pedri – 250/1

Riyad Mahrez – 250/1

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