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.
Paul Pogba has always been known for his unique hairstyles over the years. It is like every game he has a new haircut or a new hair color. He often has blonde highlights in his hair, but what makes Pogba’s hair even more unique is that he uses blonde highlights in his hair for designs. He has even had the internet famous “dab” lined in his hair once as you can see in the photo on the right. Being a world record transfer, I’m sure he has enough money to get as many new haircuts as he wants. As one of the most expensive clubs in the world, Manchester United and Paul Pogba will be trying to fight for the Premier League title. I wonder what kind of haircut Pogba has up his sleeve for next time. If you want to buy a Paul Pogba jersey, click HERE.
2) Stephen El Shaarawy (AS Roma/Italy)
The Italian international has a haircut that is only unique to him. The Roma winger does not change his hairstyle like Paul Pogba does, but El Shaarawy has his own distinct style. Whenever people think of El Shaarawy, they think about the guy with the spiked hair. From last season to now, El Shaarawy seems to have found his form again. El Shaarawy’s club, AS Roma, are currently battling with Juventus for the top spot on the table. Roma are currently 2nd behind Juventus. El Shaarawy has 2 goals and 1 assist so far in the season. You can buy El Shaarawy jerseysHERE.
3) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Portugal)
Cristiano Ronaldo has always been known for having neat and nice hair. He frequently changes his hair style. Ronaldo doesn’t change his hair style as much as Pogba does, but only changes it slightly. During games, Ronaldo can be seen with extremely gelled hair which rarely moves throughout the game. His hair is usually slicked back to either the right or left side and nowadays, he gets lines in his hair.
This year has been the best for Ronaldo because he won the Champions League with Real Madrid and the EUROs with his national team, Portugal. Ronaldo was most happy with the EURO win with Portugal because it was Portugals first EURO championship win ever. Cristiano hopes to keep the near perfect year by winning the La Liga title this year. Real Madrid seem to be in the driver’s seat right now because they are at the top of the La Liga table and are not looking back. Ronaldo and his Madrid teammates look to keep the amazing season up. If you want to buy Ronaldo jerseys, click HERE.
After moving from AS Roma to Juventus last Summer, I was very happy for Pjanic because he has always been one of my favorite soccer players. After discovering him on the game FIFA, I used him in some of my teams. He was a complete beast in the game because of his free-kick ability and his long shots. He is one of the best free-kick takers in the game statistically and he was the best at taking long shots in my opinion. From using him in the video game, I knew I had to watch him play in real life.
After watching a couple of his games playing at Juventus, I was happy at how good he was in real life too. It was pleasantly surprising to see that he was not only good in the video game, but also in real life. With the world record transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United, Pjanic is seeing a lot of playing time in the midfield. Currently, Pjanic has already 13 goals and 4 assists for Juventus with more success to surely come. You can buy Pjanic’s Juventus jersey HERE.
2) Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
Leading all of the Premier League in assists with his club, Manchester City, Kevin De Bruyne is a favorite for most soccer fans. Being only 25 years old, the Belgian international has a lot of time to improve his game even more. With the new manager, Pep Guardiola, De Bruyne and Manchester City hope to fight for the Premier League title this year. I have always been a fan of Manchester City and the Belgium national team. Whenever I would see Manchester City playing on tv, I would be rooting for them to win. I started to like the Belgian national team because I used to use them in FIFA. The Belgium national team has young, amazing talent. With attacking players such as Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku, Kevin De Bruyne will be the man to send them through to score a goal. You can buy your own Kevin De Bruyne jersey for Manchester City HERE.
3) Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
As some of you could have guessed, Cristiano Ronaldo is my favorite soccer player. The sole reason I am a Real Madrid fan is because of him. Each season, Ronaldo continues to be arguably the best player in the world. After winning the Champions League and the EUROs this year, Ronaldo will be a favorite to win the Ballon d’Or this year. At age 31, Cristiano and his club, Real Madrid, are at currently sitting at the top of the table above rivals Barcelona. Madrid is currently unbeaten and they hope to continue this streak with their tough game this Saturday against Barcelona. Cristiano leads all of La Liga with 10 goals this season and he hopes this will help him on Saturday against Barcelona in the first El Clasico of the season. You can buy Ronaldo’s Real Madrid home jersey HERE.