Ballon d’Or organisers react to Messi’s suggestion to give Robert Lewandowski 2020 award

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Ballon d’Or organisers react to Messi’s suggestion to give Robert Lewandowski 2020 award

Ballon d’Or organizers have said they are thinking about awarding Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski the 2020 Ballon d’ Or award following comments from Paris Saint-Germain’s Lionel Messi.

Messi, who won a seventh Ballon d’Or on Monday night, had urged France Football to award Lewandowski, who finished runner-up behind the Argentine this year, an award for last year.

Last year’s award was not handed out due to the pandemic, but before and after lockdown Lewandowski was on fire with Bayern Munich, helping them win the treble.

His efforts saw him claim several individual accolades in Germany, including the Bundesliga Player of the Year.

The Pole scored a career-high 55 goals and was many people’s pick for the Ballon d’Or before France Football chose not to hand out an award.

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“Robert, you deserve your Ballon d’Or. Last year, everyone was in agreement to say that you were the big winner of this award”.

“Hopefully France Football will give you the 2020 Ballon d’Or. We all believe you deserved it and I hope you can have it at home.” Messi had said after receiving his seventh Ballon d’ Or.

However, speaking on the development, France Football editor-in-chief Pascal Ferré, insisted that Lewandowski is open to the possibility.

“What Messi said was nice and clever. I think we do not have to make very quick decisions. We can think about it and at the same time we should respect the history of the Ballon d’Or, which is based on voting,” Ferré told Watson via Bulinews.

“We can’t be sure if Lewandowski would have won the Ballon D’Or last year. We can’t know because there was no vote. But, to be honest, Lewandowski would have had a great chance of winning last year”.

Ballon d’Or organisers react to Messi’s suggestion to give Robert Lewandowski 2020 award

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