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10 strong candidates for the 2022 Golden Ball title: Messi – Ronaldo is absent

22 Mar 2022 | 10:46

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo did not make it into the top 10 candidates for the 2022 Golden Ball award voted by Goal.

Lewandowski’s incredible 2021

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 10. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) – Defender of The Kop is going through a sublime season when he has 17 assists and 2 goals in all competitions.

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9. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) – The Brazilian striker has made great progress, especially in scoring. He has 17 goals and 14 assists in all competitions.

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8. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) – The 31-year-old star is sublimating with 22 goals and 7 assists in all competitions.

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7. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – The Portuguese midfielder is a dangerous nucleus in the attack of The Citizens, having 10 goals and 4 assists in all competitions.

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6. Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – Besides 14 goals and 2 assists for The Kop, Mane also holds a great advantage thanks to the AFCON championship.

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5. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) – The owner of the 2018 Golden Ball is still playing extremely persistently at the age of 36. Modric is still an important nucleus in the midfield of Los Blancos.

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4. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) – Mbappe personally is still explosive when he has 26 goals and 17 assists in all competitions. However, PSG’s early stop in the Champions League will make him lose.

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3. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) – The 29-year-old star has 28 goals and 10 assists for The Kop. Salah has the opportunity to improve his position, when the Red Brigade has 3 arenas to set the championship target.

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2. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid) – Aged 34, Benzema is still the leader in the attack of Los Blancos with 32 goals and 13 assists since the beginning of the season.

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1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich) – The Polish striker has 45 goals in all competitions for the Gray Lobster, an extremely terrible performance.