Magazine France Football on October 21 announced the nominees for the award “Golden ball” best player of the year. Total will be 70 applicants. However, the bookmakers announced the names of three likely winners.
Monday, December 2, we’ll know who will win the “Golden ball” – prize for the best player of the year in Europe. Prestigious award for many years was given to either Messi or Ronaldo, but last year this tradition was broken by the Croat Luka Modric. And there is a high probability that and now the “Golden ball” will have a new owner.
According to analysts Parimatch has the highest chance to win the trophy – at Virgil van dyke, the football player of “Liverpool” and the national team of the Netherlands. By the way, recall, that with the Dutch national team will play at Euro 2020.
In addition to van Dyck, has a chance to win and Ronaldo with Messi, who was named best player of the year by FIFA. The chances of Ronaldo estimated at 14% in the same time Messi is 28% for his victory. Van Dyck from experts Parimatch as much as 58% success rate.
Not affect the hands and leaked online allegedly of the results of the vote, according to which the first place will get Ronaldo, van Dyck second and third, Messi. While the Spanish media on the contrary – the first place to Messi. In Western publications it was reported that the future owner of “Golden ball” has already announced about his victory, but, of course, asked to keep it secret.
Recall that in this year of van Dyck with Liverpool won the Champions League, simultaneously knocking out of the tournament “Barcelona” Lionel Messi. However, the team of Virgil are unable to finish first in the Premier League, whereas the same Barcelona and Juventus, Ronaldo won the League title in their countries.
If the “Golden ball” will benefit the Virgil van Dijk, he will become the first defender since 2006, which was subjected to this achievement. The last defender who won an award was the Italian Fabio Cannavaro.