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Lewandowski, Ronaldo, and Messi named finalists for Ballon d’Or award

Fri 11 December 2020 | 19:24

The two Ballon d’Or winners were joined by Bayern star as the finalists, who will compete for the award.

Juventus

Portuguese star,

Cristiano Ronaldo

,

Barcelona

Argentine striker,

Lionel Messi

, and

Bayern Munich

player,

Robert Lewandowski

were all named to be the top players, who received the most votes for

The Best FIFA Men's Player

.

Though many other players were named to be among the nominees, these three superstars surpassed them all leaving Lewandowski to compete with the six times winner Messi and five times winner Ronaldo.

Lewandowski, who spoke to

Ole

about the award, admitted that though he is optimistic about winning the competition for the Ballon d’Or can be fierce.

"If you scored a lot of goals and won everything and were at the top, I don't think there's anyone I can compare myself to,"

he said.

"I just focus and think about the next challenge, and so on. If I win the award, of course I will be happy because I know everything I did, that it was for the team, and I know that it will be a decision of the fans and the journalists who vote.”

"It would be a unique feeling. If I won The Best it would be something spectacular for me and an award for the whole team, because I know how well we played.”

"What we did last season, for me, was incredible and I think we were the best. We are the best, there is no doubt. And we want to stay in that place.”

"It's always special to win a FIFA award, a dream. Personally, I know how hard I worked and pushed myself to have the year I had. If you love what you do, it is possible to get the prize.”

"But I insist, winning it would be a prize for the whole team. Bayern had an unbeatable year."

The winner of the award will be announced on December 17th.


source: SportMob