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Khabib Nurmagomedov names player who should’ve won Ballon d’ Or ahead of Messi

Russian mixed martial artist, Khabib Nurmagomedov, has named a player who should have won the 2021 Ballon d’Or award ahead of Paris Saint-Germain star, Lionel Messi.

Last month, Messi won the 2021 Ballon d’ Or for a record-extending seventh time, beating Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski and Chelsea’s Jorginho to the prize.

But Nurmagomedov is convinced that Lewandowski deserved the 2021 Ballon d’Or award more than Messi.

“I would give it [Ballon d’ Or] to Lewandowski or Benzema. One of them. Lewandowski. I think. Last three years, he has been the best football player,” Nurmagomedov was quoted by Sportskeeda as saying.

“We can just look at his results, what he does. He has won the Champions League. He has scored more than 120 goals in the last two years for the national team and club. It is an amazing result.

He added, “For the entire history of football history, I cannot remember, we can name a pair of players who scored 120 goals over two years.

“He has 65 goals this year. It is too much. For football, I think it is too much. I think he deserves the Ballon d’Or.”

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