The 2021 Ballon d’Or award winner is set to be announced on November 29th in Paris. Ahead of the award ceremony, legendary defender Paolo Maldini has named Robert Lewandowski as a deserving candidate to win the award.
Speaking on Radio Marca, Maldini picked Lewandowski, Karim Benzema, and Lionel Messi as his top 3 for the 2021 Ballon d’Or award. The Italian said:
“I think that this year Robert Lewandowski deserves the Ballon d’Or. Karim Benzema could also win, but Lewandowski kept the incredible ‘hunger’ for scoring goals. He broke many records with his efficiency.”
“Lewandowski, Benzema, and Messi will surely be the top three. I think Messi has the best chance, I personally would like Lewandowski to win.”
While Paolo Maldini feels Robert Lewandowski deserves the award, the legendary Italian expects Lionel Messi to be the likely winner this year.
All three forwards – Lewandowski, Messi, and Benzema – have had an excellent year and it will be interesting to see who is crowned the Ballon d’Or winner on November 29th.