Ballon d’Or: It’s that time of year when football fans wait with bated breath to see which of their favorite players will take home the most prestigious individual accolade in the sport, the Ballon d’Or. After being postponed due to the cancellation of Covid-19 in 2020, the award presentation returns this year.
The 65th ceremony, which is a fan favorite around the world, will be broadcast on November 29th, and Showmax Pro subscribers will be able to watch it live. With all of the contenders for the prize being regulars on local television, supporters will be watching with bated breath to see who will win football’s most prestigious individual honor.
Fans can watch Jorginho’s Chelsea, who are now top of the EPL, live on Showmax Pro every week, as well as Lionel Messi’s PSG and Robert Lewandowski’s Bayern Munich, who can also be viewed live on Showmax Pro during UCL games.
Lionel Messi is the current winner of the award, and he is the favorite to win it again in 2021, alongside Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea midfielder Jorginho. Messi won the 2019 Copa America after playing 48 games, scoring 40 goals, and leading Argentina to their first title since 1993.
Messi scored 41 goals, assisted 14 times, and won the Copa America and Copa del Rey in 2021. Jorginho scored eight goals and added three assists in the Euro 2020, Champions League, and UEFA Super Cup, while Lewandowski scored 63 goals and added 10 assists in the Bundesliga, Club World Cup, and DFL-Supercup.
The complete list of nominees is as follows: Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Giorgio Chiellini (Manchester City), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), Ruben Dias (Manchester City), Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United (Atletico Madrid)
Subscribers to Showmax Pro may watch the ceremony live on November 29 at 20h30 (West Africa Time), 21h30 (Central Africa Time), and 22h30 (East Africa Time) (East Africa Time).
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