There are three Messi 2021 Copa America Individual Stats that Can Win Him The Ballon D’or this year.
The voting for all the 30 shortlisted nominees for the 2021 Ballon d’Or has been closed at midnight on 24th October. However, the winner will be unveiled at a ceremony in Paris on November 29.
The current two outright favorites with the bookmakers to win the Ballon d’Or are Robert Lewandowski and Argentina superstar, Lionel Messi.
Nevertheless, we simply cannot forget how legendary Lionel Messi’s Copa America campaign was. In this article, we will give you three Messi stats during the competition that could help him win the 2021 Ballon D’or.
1. Copa America Highest Goal Scorer 2021
The Argentina captain finished the 2021 Copa America tournament by emerging victorious in the Golden Boot Race. He was joint topscorer with Colombia’s Luis Diaz, scoring four goals each, however, Messi was named the Golden Boot winner after having more assists than the Colombian.
2. 2021 Copa America Top Assister
Apart from hitting the target four times, the six times Ballon D’or winner also made a tremendous impact by finishing as the highest assister that helped Argentina reach the final and eventually winning it.
3. Copa America 2021 Best Player
After the Argentina talismanic striker had a great tournament, winning his first-ever senior international title, he ended up winning the best player award. The little magician had the most chances created(21), most free kicks (2), most shots(25), and most goal contributions(9).