The Argentinian legend that is Leo Messi is once again one of the favorites to win the 2016 Ballon d’Or. Messi has had a very impressive year with the La Liga title, Copa Del Rey, Spanish Super Cup, UEFA Super Cup, and the Club World Cup. Lionel Messi has done almost all that a player could dream of achieving. The only achievement that holds Messi back is winning the COPA America and the World Cup. The Argentinian national team is very strong, but they always seem to slip up when it counts. They made it to the championship of the COPA America last year where they were defeated by Chile. Again, at the last World Cup in 2014, Argentina fell to Germany in the final game. Once Messi wins either of these tournaments with his national team, he will have done everything that a soccer player could dream of. Each year, Messi shows everyone why he is arguably the best player in the world. His only competition each year is none other than Cristiano Ronaldo. You can buy Messi jerseys HERE.
In his own words, Cristiano Ronaldo had the best season of his life. He won the Champions League with his club Real Madrid and he also won the European championship for his country, Portugual. This was the first ever European championship win for the country of Portugal so Ronaldo was extremely happy with this win for him and his country. With 51 total goals in 53 appearances, Ronaldo does not seem to be slowing down with age. Over the past 8 years, no other player besides Cristiano and Messi have won the Ballon d’Or. This year seems to be no different as these are the two top contenders for the famed prize. You can buy Ronaldo jerseys HERE.
The French powerhouses make my list once again, but this time because of their beautiful third jersey. I absolutely love how PSG came out with a clean, all white jersey with black lettering. My favorite aspect of the jersey has to be the reflective white PSG logo located on the left side of the chest. I think this jersey is the cleanest jersey I have come across for the 2016/17 season. I love the black and white color combination and this jersey is that and more. It seems that there is not much going on on the front of the jersey, but that is what I love about it. This jersey does not need much design when the colors are absolutely perfect. If you love this jersey as much as I do, you can buy it HERE.
Being arguably the best club in the world, Barcelona doesn’t disappoint in winning and/or producing beautiful jerseys. The well known Spanish club is not new when it comes to using new colors for their jerseys. Over the years, we have seen a multitude of colors used. At least one of their jerseys each year will be some sort of neon color. For the 2016/17 season, Barcelona has chosen to use a neon teal and greenish color. The horizontal lines across the front of the jersey have a nice and neat look to them. Even though I am not a fan of the club, I can applaud their design for their third jersey. This is a jersey that will certainly make you stand out in a crowd because of the bright neon colors. If you like the neon look, you can buy the jersey HERE.
3) Manchester United:
Manchester United is one of the most expensive clubs in the world and they are showing this by putting their money to good use. They produced a very clean third jersey for the 2016/17 season. I have talked about this jersey more in my blog post here. You can buy the jersey HERE.