"They". France Football isnt alone to vote now, they ask the journalists from all over the world, and im sure some of them are a little bit biased :)))
In 2016 Alexis won Copa America with mvp, but wasn't even in top-30.
It's clear that trophies and stats count only the way to let a specific player win.
isnt it decided by journalist and footballers themself with a vote?
I don't watch soccer on a regular basis but awarding what essentially is the soccer equivalent to best actor of the year in oscars to a guy who plays in a farmer's league screams of some type of corruption that's taking place behind the scenes.
its not the best players award
its the most insyagram followers award
Lewa only got more goals and only 1 record broken. Messi more records broken, assists, dribbles, chances greates, motm, points won by goals, match winnings goals AND many many more better IN GAME STATS as a midfielder mostly. And ofc more individual awards and biggest one Copa America. Deserved. Goat 🐐
i don't watch football at all, but why are you surprised ? life is unfair and many things are scripted or decided behind the curtains. Corrupt people are everywhere, i bet a big chunk of the users here would have no issue receiving money in order to do something.
Soccer is a joke, so naturally this award is a shitshow too.
When Messi was winning his first Baloons every one criticised him for not winning anything with National team event though he was top 2 on WC 2014 and 2 times top 2 on Copa. No when he won Copa people say its not a tournament and that there are 2 teams in it :) isnt it hippocritical? Again, in terms of which stats is Lewa better than Messi? Only 1 stat and that is goals. In all other stats Messi is better and in terms of goals Messi ended up 14 less not even being a striker. People said Messi scored only to Eibar and weak teams in Spain. Well please tell me if there is any rivalry in Germany since last 20 years? Except Dortmund in 2014 or 2013 who else won Bundesliga except Bayern? Lewa is great player and perfect striker in perfect team but he got Golden boot fir his top scoring and it is deserved. Messi got Ballon and that is also deserved
See, this is where you are wrong. Tapindowski only scored more goals in a team who won the league 9 years in a row. You want Tapindowski in front of the ball as a fox in the box one trick pony, kicking og heading the ball into goal.
Messi had better stats in every category except goals. You'd want Messi with the ball; he can dribble, create and score.
It's dumb as hell to call Lewandowski the best player in the world when you have players like Messi performing like he did last season.
I know I call him Tapindowski; but that's to make a point. I have lots of respecct for Lewandowski as a player and as a person, he is crazy good, just not best in the world.
Even Messi himself was shocked.