Ballon d’Or organizers refuse to rule out Robert Lewandowski’s gong. of 2020 will get

Ballon d’Or organizers refuse to rule out Robert Lewandowski retroactively awarding the gong for 2020 after Lionel Messi called on them to give it to the Bayern Munich striker in his acceptance speech this week

  • Robert Lewandowski fell 33 points short of Lionel Messi in this year’s vote
  • Messi overshadowed the Bayern Munich forward to win his seventh Ballon d’Or title
  • But Messi appealed to Lewandowski to get the stripped title from 2020


Ballon d’Or organizers say they are considering giving the 2020 prize to Robert Lewandowski after the Bayern Munich striker controversially missed this week’s gong to Lionel Messi.

Messi overshadowed Lewandowski on Monday by 33 points, despite Lewandowski scoring 23 more goals in 2021 and winning the Bundesliga with Bayern.

By comparison, Messi finally won an international trophy – he won the Copa América with Argentina – and the Copa del Rey with Barcelona, ​​but in his acceptance speech, Lewandowski said he would be the worthy winner of the scrapped prize for 2020.

Ballon d’Or organizers say they are considering the 2020 prize to Robert Lewandowski. to give

On Monday, Lionel Messi said Lewandowski would have been a worthy winner of the 2020 title

On Monday, Lionel Messi said Lewandowski would have been a worthy winner of the 2020 title

Now, France Football organizer and editor-in-chief Pascal Ferre has hinted that he could be open to retroactively awarding Lewandowski the title.

He said to bulin news: ‘What Messi said was nice and smart.

“I don’t think we need to make decisions so quickly. We can think about it and at the same time we must respect the history of the Ballon d’Or, which is based on votes.

“We’re not sure if Lewandowski would have won the Ballon D’Or last year. We can’t know because there is no vote.

“But to be honest, Lewandowski would have had a great chance to win last year.”

In his acceptance speech on Monday, Messi paid tribute to Lewandowski – who won the striker of the year – and said he deserved to win the demolished 2020 Ballon d’Or.

“Robert, you deserve your Ballon d’Or,” Messi said. ‘Last year everyone agreed that you were the big winner of this award.

Pascal Ferre (right, pictured with Ronaldo in 2016), one of the Ballon d'Or organizers, has not ruled out handing the trophy to Bayern Munich star Lewandowski afterwards.

Pascal Ferre (right, pictured with Ronaldo in 2016), one of the Ballon d’Or organizers, has not ruled out handing the trophy to Bayern Munich star Lewandowski afterwards.

“Hopefully France Football will give you the Ballon d’Or 2020. We all think you deserve it and I hope you can have it.”

Lewandowski was merciful in the defeat, saying on Twitter: “Congratulations Leo Messi.

Congratulations to all nominated players! I have won the Striker of the Year Award and no player can win an individual award without the strongest team and loyal fans behind him. Thank you for your support.’

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