Mon. May 16th, 2022

Soccercruz

The Ballon d’Or ceremony returned after being cancelled in 2020 due to Covid, with some of the most famous faces from the world of football present at Paris’ Theatre du Chatelet.

Unfortunately for African football, only Mohammed Salah of Egypt and Riyad Mahrez of Algeria made it to the final standings in the men’s category.

Mohammed Salah had a wonderful season with Liverpool scoring 28 goals in both Champions league and premier league for the reds.

Riyad Mahrez scored a total of 7 league goals for Manchester city.

The final ranching is shown below.

  • 1) Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain & Barcelona)
  • 2) Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich & Poland)
  • 3) Jorginho (Chelsea & Italy)
  • 4) Karim Benzema (Real Madrid & France)
  • 5) N’Golo Kante (Chelsea & France)
  • 6) Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United & Portugal)
  • 7) Mohamed Salah (Liverpool & Egypt)
  • 8) Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City & Belgium)
  • 9) Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain & France)
  • 10) Gianluigi Donarumma (Paris Saint-Germain & Italy)
  • 11) Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund & Norway)
  • 12) Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea & Belgium)
  • 13) Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus & Italy)
  • 14) Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus & Italy)
  • 15 ) Raheem Sterling (Manchester City & England)
  • 16) Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain & Brazil)
  • 17) Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid & Uruguay)
  • 18) Simon Kjaer (AC Milan & Denmark)
  • 19) Mason Mount (Chelsea & England)
  • 20) Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City & Algeria)
  • =21) Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United & Portugal)
  • =21) Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan & Argentina)
  • 23) Harry Kane (Tottenham & England)
  • 24) Pedri (Barcelona & Spain)
  • 25) Phil Foden (Manchester City & England)
  • =26) Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan & Italy)
  • =26) Ruben Dias (Manchester City & Portugal)
  • =26) Gerard Moreno (Villarreal & Spain)
  • =29) Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea & Spain)
  • =29) Luka Modric (Real Madrid & Croatia)

By Nwosu Chizoba David

Nwosu Chizoba David is a soccer lover and writer. He is a graduate of Biological Sciences, presently teaching in a secondary in Lagos.

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