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Ballon d’Or 2021 Power Rankings: Know Why Lionel Messi Deserves To Win The Ballon d’Or This Year And His Betting Odds

Ballon d’Or 2021 Power Rankings: Know Why Lionel Messi Deserves To Win The Ballon d’Or This Year And His Betting Odds

Know why Argentine forward Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d’Or 2021 and his power rankings and betting odds for the same

It cannot be denied that the Argentine forward has been the most dangerous player on the field for quite some time. He has established himself as one of the greatest players ever to have played the game of football.

34-years-old Lionel Messi has spent the entirety of his football career in Barcelona and has achieved greatness at Camp Nou. However, due to the wage cap imposed by La Liga on big clubs, Lionel Messi was not able to extend his contract with the club and joined PSG on a free transfer.

He was the top goal-scorer in La Liga last season and also became the top scorer in Copa America which he finally won after so many failed attempts. Subsequently, he is the only deserving candidate this year to win the Ballon d’Or.

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Ballon d’Or 2021 Power Rankings: Can Lionel Messi Win And Betting Odds

Often considered as one of the greatest players of all time, Lionel Messi has dominated Spanish football in terms of scoring goals and providing assists. Meanwhile, he has also topped the South American goal-scoring charts.

He has never backed down from any situation be it the 8-2 thumping by Bayern Munich or a loss in the World Cup final by the hand of Germany. Messi has contributed a lot to the World of football and is a role model for a lot of aspiring young footballers.

Lionel Messi Career, Goals, Stats And Records

Lionel Messi was fascinated with football from a very young age of 4 and started playing with his boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys. In 2000, his relatives in Catalonia arranged a trial with FC Barcelona who were really impressed by the little man on the pitch and gave him his first professional contract on a napkin.

He was diagnosed with Growth Hormone Deficiency when he was 10-years-old and relocated to Spain with his father. Meanwhile, Barcelona sponsored his treatment and polished the raw talent of Messi in La Masia.

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Messi progressed through the youth ranks of the club quickly and made his senior debut in 2004. He impressed in his first season with the club and cemented his position in the Blaugrana attack. Since then, he went on to appear in 778 games for the club in all competitions finding the net 672 times.

He guided the team to secure 10 La Liga titles, 4 UEFA Champions League titles, 7 Copa Del Rey titles, and 3 UEFA Super Cup titles. Meanwhile, he also guided his National team to Copa America glory after so many unsuccessful attempts.

Betting Odds

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William Hill has provided 1/3 odds for Lionel Messi to win the Ballon d’Or this year and he certainly does not have any competition.

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