Many fans agree on social media: Bayern super striker Robert Lewandowski would have deserved the Ballon d'Or. Germany legend Lothar Matthäus is also absolutely stunned. Gary Lineker can't understand the choice either.
Robert Lewandowski was only second at the Ballon d'Or.
The Pole came to the show in Paris with his wife Anna.
The 33-year-old was named the top scorer – a consolation prize?
Lionel Messi won the Ballon d’Or – for the seventh time.
For the most part, the fans thought it was a farce.
They agreed that Robert Lewandowski should have won.
Robert Lewandowski looked a little disappointed in a fine dark blue tuxedo when the name of the person sitting next to him, Lionel Messi, rang out. At the ceremony of the coveted Ballon d’Or in the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Bundesliga top scorer stood in the shadow of the Argentine superstar. Not Lewandowski, but Messi, who wore a glittering suit, was honored as the best footballer on Monday in Paris – once again. Again, because it was the seventh triumph for the Argentine.
But for many fans the choice came as a surprise. Many were of the opinion that Robert Lewandowski deserved the award more this time. So a lot of users on the net were sure that Lewa had been robbed. “Lewandowski was robbed – and everyone knows it,” wrote a Twitter user.
Another said: “How ridiculous is that, please? FCB is really the last for me, but ONLY Lewandowski should have won. This choice is a scandal. ” Somebody else wrote: «Everyone in the top 10 was better than Messi. There is no one who can get close to Lewandowski at the moment. Just ridiculous this show. ” Or: «The moral of the story, dear children: No matter how good you are, as long as you are not the teacher’s favorite, you will not win.»
«He will be a candidate again next year »
Lothar Matthäus, world champion with Germany in 1990, didn't know what happened to him either. The German football legend said: “To be honest, after this election I don't understand the world anymore. With all due respect to Messi and all the other great nominated players. Nobody deserved it like Lewandowski. ” Bayern boss Oliver Kahn didn't really agree with the election either. The ex-goalie chose clear words on Twitter.
“In addition to being named Striker of the Year, Lewandowski would have deserved the Ballon d’Or just as much because he has been doing absolutely outstanding every day for years,” said Kahn. And: “Even without the Golden Ball, Lewy has long since made it to Olympus, the greatest in world football. I am excited to see what records he will set with our club in the future. He will be a candidate again next year. “
Gary Lineker (60), former English goalscorer, also spoke out in favor of Lewandowski:” I think last year's Ballon d'Or 2020 should apply retrospectively be awarded to him. He deserves to win it. He deserves to have one. ”
Messi thinks of Lewandowski
After all: The 33-year-old won the award for the best goalscorer. Those responsible had only introduced this price a few hours before the ceremony. But was it just a consolation prize? The “Bild” is certain and wrote of a “scandalous election!”. Lewandowski himself was meanwhile diplomatic. The Bayern striker said after the election: “I came here to have fun. I'm not surprised, there are no surprises – I just did everything I could. Awards are fun, but the most important trophies are those that you win with the team. »
And Messi? The Argentine superstar thought of the Pole in his victory speech. The 34-year-old said: “It's an honor to be here with you tonight. You broke records and you deserved it because you played an incredible year. You deserve your Ballon d'Or. ” He was delighted with his award: “It's incredible to come back here. Many thanks to all of the team-mates in Barcelona and Paris and of course to my team-mates in the Argentine national team. ”
That was how close Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi (Argentina, FC Barcelona, Paris-Saint Germain) won – 613 points
- < p> Robert Lewandowski (Poland, FC Bayern) – 580
Jorginho (Italy, Chelsea) – 460
Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid) – 239
N'Golo Kanté (France, Chelsea) – 186
Cristiano Ronaldo ( Portugal, Juventus Turin, Manchester United) – 178
Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool) – 121
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium, Manchester City) – 73
Kylian Mbappé (France, Paris-Saint Germain) – 58
Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy, AC Milan, Paris-Saint Germain) – 36
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