Football is the most popular sport worldwide, and for good reason, but like everything else in life there are some bad apples who are dedicated to spoiling the fun. Some of you already know what I am talking about, especially if you spend a lot of time on social media. So who exactly are these rotten apples of the footballing community?
The Ballon D’Or is the most prestigious award that a footballer can receive for their individual performances on the pitch as well as their overall behaviour over the course of a calendar year. That being said, there have been some controversial choices over the years and today we are going to take a look at instances where FIFA got it all wrong!
There have been many great footballers who have come up during the Premier League Era since its inception in the year 1992. From the Ballon D’Or winning Michael Owen, to the midfield trio of Paul Scholes, Frank Lampard and Steven Gerrard, not forgetting legends Like Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo! But who is the greatest of them all to do it in the premier league?
The answer is quite simple, that title belongs to the one and only King of Highbury: Thierry Henry! But why him? you may ask. Well then, let us take a look at the reasons why he deserves to be hailed as nothing but the greatest.
“There has always been a great deal of respect between myself and Wayne Rooney. For me he is the great English player of the generation. What he is capable of doing on the field is very special, and he is one of the few players that would improve any squad in Europe.” – Lionel Messi
There have been many great footballers who have come out of the motherland in the past and many more who are still emerging. From the great George Weah, the only African Footballer to win the prestigious Ballon D’or as the best footballer in the world in 1995 to the Chelsea Legend Didier Drogba who many believe is the greatest big game player of all time. So what exactly makes Samuel Eto’o the greatest of them all?
Two of the greatest footballers the world has ever seen. Nearly two decades of unbelievable brilliance, taking the sport to a different level that no other player in history, including the great Pele and the late Diego Maradona, have been able to achieve. So who among the two is the true GOAT?
Chelsea have not been bad in the current premier league season by any means, with Frank Lampard coming in as the new coach the previous season managing to retain their fourth spot on the table securing them a spot in the champions league in which they have been amazing so far, so what is the problem at Chelsea then? you may ask. Let us look at why the blues have been inconsistent.
Most of you are currently laughing your hearts out at this point, more so the rival fans, yes, I am talking about you Chelsea fans. But hear me out, Manchester united are closer to a complete squad, one that can challenge for the title, than what most people think.
What the hell is happening in north London? While it is no surprise that Arsenal have been on a steady decline ever since their glory days when they were the invincibles it is more apparent now that something is completely wrong at the club.
”If Zlatan Ibrahimovic‘ wins the scudetto with Milan, then there is no debate, he should be awarded the ballon d’or for being the best player in the world.” I came across this interesting caption on a post on Instagram and immediately it struck me just how much people have conflicting views of what it means to be the best footballer in the world. I had to respond with my own article explaining why such reasoning is flawed and who I think is the best player in 2020.