5 surprising things you should know about Ballon d’Or 2015

The feather of Ballon d’Or 2015 has already owned by the Argentine striker, Lionel Messi, which helped him to win it for the fifth time. However, after the ceremony, some surprising things have come out what you may need to know. After two consecutive win of Ronaldo, Messi has finally named the award in 2015 and there is no doubt that he has been awesome throughout the entire year for his club as well as nation. Although, he failed to lift the Copa America trophy in 2015, but he played a vital role to reach to the final to play against the host. On the other hand, Barca has played brilliantly with the help of Suarez, Neymar as well Messi.

In other words, there I no doubt that Messi is the best player of the year of 2015. Nevertheless, here is something more about the Ballon d’Or 2015. You will be surprised after knowing these. Let’s check them out.

Messi and Ronaldo didn’t Vote for Each Other

Ronaldo in Messi in Zurich for Ballon d'OrRonaldo in Messi in Zurich for Ballon d'Or

Probably the most popular rivalry in world football is between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Although, both of them do not take it seriously in public or in front of media, but they are the actual competitor of each other. Both of them are very calm in front of each other. That is why people though they did vote for each other. But, the surprising thing is they didn’t vote for each other. In fact, Ronaldo voted for his club team mates aka Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Karim Benzema. On the other hand, Messi voted for his teammates, Neymar, Iniesta and Suarez.

Florentin Pogba didn’t Vote for Paul Pogba

The Guinean captain, Florentin Pogba and the broth of Paul Pogba, didn’t vote for his brother in the race of Ballon d’Or 2015. According to the source, Flotentin Pogba voted for Leo Messi, Ronaldo and Manuel Neuer. Pogba was very serious and had a great year in Juventus. But, his talent failed to impress his brother as of now.

Rooney Votes for Mourinho

This is another surprising thing as the England’s captain, Wayne Rooney, has voted for the saced Chelsea’s manage Jose Mourinho. Although, the FIFA World Coach of Year was handed over to Luis Enrique, but Rooney has voted for Jose Mourinho, Jorge Sampaoli and Pep Guardiola. Sampaoli was the backbone for Chile’s Copa America 2015 win and he is still as good as he used to be. On the other hand, Pep Guardiola is probably the best coach of Bayern Munich, who is the man, who has created such a team, that can demolish any other club.

From the past few weeks, there is a rumour that Mourinho will replace van Gaal and some people think that Rooney has given a hint to the supporters on this matter.

Only Two Players are in Top 10

Among the top 10 vote getters, there are two Premier League players. Those are Eden Hazard and Alexis Sanchez. This is probably the most surprised thing ever. Obviously, Hazard and Sanchez are awesome for their club as well as country. But, what about the other players. There are so many great players and they have failed to shine in Ballon d’Or 2015. Is that mean Premier League is not creating as good players as other leagues are doing? What do you think about this?

Philipp Lahm: Ballon d’Or is the Popularity Content for Strikers

Philipp Lahm

It has been very long time since other players except a striker has won the Ballon d’Or and that is the reason, why the Bayern captain is not so happy with the Ballon d’Or winner selection procedure. According to Lahm, football is not only a striker’s game. You need patience, team work, defense, sacrifice etc. to play football. In addition, it feels good when the player scores a goal, but the goal requires the right pass and right timing. According to him, there is no problem that a striker wins the Ballon d’Or, but you should also consider other players who help the striker to score a goal.