Juvenal Edjogo, a former captain of Equatorial Guinea, has asserted that he didn’t vote for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the 2013 Ballon d’Or, and was shocked to see the modifications that have been made to his vote as if he did.
In 2013, Messi completed second, and Franck Ribery took third place, with Ronaldo taking dwelling the Ballon d’Or. After an excellent season with Bayern Munich, many individuals thought the Frenchman deserved the trophy.
Edjoga acknowledged throughout an interview with the Spanish sports activities community Gol Play that he doesn’t imagine in soccer awards since votes are tampered with. He cited his votes for the 2013 Ballon d’Or for example:
“What little I can say about any such award is that in 2013, I voted for my three gamers for the Ballon d’Or, and I despatched my votes, and ultimately when it was made public, the listing of who voted for who, my votes have been totally different. It stated I voted for Messi, Cristiano, and I don’t know who else, however I didn’t vote for any of them. That’s why I say, I don’t imagine in completely something about these awards. Since then, I’ve thought these awards don’t have any worth.”
The star of Actual Madrid, Toni Kroos, expressed his opinion that Robert Lewandowski ought to have acquired the Ballon d’Or as an alternative of Lionel Messi in 2021. The previous teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo thinks that whereas the Portuguese and Argentines dominated the earlier ten years, others will emerge as champions in 2021. He remarked:
“It’s completely not deserved. There isn’t any doubt that Messi, with Cristiano, has been the participant of the final decade, however this 12 months, there ought to’ve been others forward of him.”
Iker Casillas expressed an identical viewpoint and famous that he additionally discovered it difficult to just accept soccer honours. He stated: “It’s more and more tough for me to imagine in soccer awards. Messi is among the 5 finest gamers within the historical past of soccer however it’s important to know who’s essentially the most excellent participant after the season. It’s not that arduous.”
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have 12 Ballons d’Or between them, with the Argentine taking dwelling the award seven instances, main the sphere.
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