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3 reasons why Antoine Griezmann deserves the Ballon d'Or award this year

Jidonu Mauyon
ANALYST
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1.69K   //    17 Oct 2018, 11:22 IST

Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann was nominated for the Ballon d'Or award this year
Atletico Madrid superstar Antoine Griezmann was nominated for the Ballon d'Or award this year

The year 2018 will live on as a memorable one in the hearts of many footballers, especially because it afforded many superstars the opportunity to move their respective careers forward, including Atletico Madrid hitman Antoine Griezmann. The Frenchman is one of those players who benefited immensely during the term - putting up a lot of scintillating performances, reaching new milestones in his career as well as earning nominations for prestigious accolades.

The attacker was left frustrated after he was snubbed during the FIFA Best Awards recently despite his incredible exploits during the year and he stepped up to express his disappointments shortly afterwards - declaring himself as a worthy candidate to win the upcoming Ballon d'Or award - something that was met with a lot of mixed reactions, with some agreeing with him and others opposing his opinion.

However, an analysis of the Atletico Madrid sharpshooter reveals that he has had a wonderful year and he should be honored for his incredible exploits during the course of the term. As a matter of fact, Griezmann deserves to claim the Ballon d'Or award this year and below are 3 reasons why:


#3 Explosive Performances

Griezmann was one of the most impressive superstars in Europe during the previous term
Griezmann was one of the most impressive superstars in Europe during the previous term

There is no denying Antoine Griezmann was one of the top performers in the football world throughout the previous campaign, consistently producing extraordinary performances and pushing his team towards glory.

The attacker bagged an unbelievable 19 goals and 9 assists to his name in 32 La Liga last appearances last season and while his 2 goals and 2 assists were not enough to keep Atletico in the UEFA Champions League, he still ensured that the Rojiblancos finished their Europa campaign on a brilliant note with his 6 goals and 4 assists in 8 matches.

The French International finished the term with a whopping 29 goals and 15 assists to his name in 49 appearances for the Spanish giants across all competitions and he deserves to be honored for such impressive performances during the campaign.

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Jidonu Mauyon
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Jidonu Mauyon is a football enthusiast from Nigeria, who writes for a lot of publications, including the likes of Sportainment, Cube Soccer, Give Me Sport, FootballXtra, and Sportskeeda. He is a great fan of Lionel Messi and he likes to write about Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester City and Liverpool. He also covers a lot of topics relating to the EPL, La Liga, Seria A and the Ligue 1. He has been doing great in the field, helping to intensify the passion for the beautiful game by sharing his opinions with his fellow soccer fans across the globe. His works have earned him recognition, notably claiming the Best Essay Writer award in the 2015 Milo Sports Writing Competition. To him, his followers are his best friends and he would go a long way to ensure that he keeps them refreshed and entertained. You love football and he does too, why not follow him so you can burn the passion together?
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