Following the greatest season of Robert Lewandowski’s career where he was a shoe-in to win the 2020 Ballon d’Or, France Football decided to cancel the award for the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It surely wasn’t because Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi were so greatly overshadowed by Lewandowski, was it?
Now, after snubbing Lewandowski for his well-won award, France Football is rubbing it in the Bayern Munich striker’s face. Instead of coming to their senses and giving Lewandowski the award, France Football has decided that it was time to announce a “Ballon d’Or Dream Team” featuring mostly old, retired players.
Former Bayern players Franz Beckenbauer and Lothar Matthäus were named to the squad at centerback and central midfield, respectively. Congratulations to them, obviously, but who cares about this list when you’re deliberately snubbing Lewandowski?
Goalkeeper: Lev Yashin
Defense: Cafu, Franz Beckenbauer, Paolo Maldini
Center Midfielders: Lothar Matthäus, Xavi
Attacking Midfielders: Pele, Diego Maradona
Strikers: Cristiano Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Leo Messi