A leaked list of this year’s Ballon d’Or predictions and winner has gone viral for the better part of Friday morning.
According to a Leaked document by multiple sources, Robert Lewandowski is the winner of the 2021 Ballon d’Or voting ahead of Lionel Messi, and if the list true, he will become the first ever Polish player to win the award!Despite the uncertain validity of the document, Lewandowski would be awarded the Ballon d’Or for the first time in his career. Following the Polish striker is Lionel Messi, who would miss out on the seventh Ballon d’Or of his career.
Assuming this list is real, the voting looks to be very tight this year with three players with more than 500 points (Lewandowski, Messi, Benzema). Although this list is by no means confirmed, Lewandowski remains the favorite for the award after his record-breaking 41 Bundesliga goals last season.
Many fans of the sport would be upset with this result, with the selection of Lewandowski over Messi, although Messi’s mediocre start with Paris Saint-Germain is sure to be a large factor in a possible Lewandowski win.
The Ballon d’Or will be awarded in Paris on November 29th, so we will have to wait until then to see if this list is real.
Bayern Munich fans will surely be hoping this list is real as this would be the first Ballon d’Or winner from Bayern since Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in 1981.
So far, Lewandowski has netted 17 times in 12 appearances for Bayern Munich in all competitions.