The Premier League It has (almost) everything. It’s the most media league on the planet (its global audience is 1,350 million people in 188 countries), the most signed spend (2,245 “kilograms” last summer), the most contracted on “distributed” television broadcasts and the largest (12,000). million in rights for the 2022-25 triennium), which contains the most filled stadiums (95%, on average, from c.
capacity) and modern … However, the most sought after product is missing in its luxurious offer:
The golden ball
, who won his first five titles in 2008 while playing for Manchester United, was the last Premier League player to win the award. It has already been 14 years! In fact, since that cycle in which
(Liverpool) Just close the stage
(Silver Ball in 2019) and
(Bronze in 2021) was in “Top 3” until this edition
(Second and now in Bayern) and
. They got close without really fighting for the prize.
Messi, Cristiano and the Champions
While the prime minister has grown mathematically and economically in the past decade, the “duopoly”
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in 2018) that its top players bathed in gold. Their magnetism was irresistible and a duel in LaLiga took them to another dimension. And Real Madrid excelled in the Champions League (four ‘Orejonas’ in five years between 2014 and 2018 with CR7 top scorer), with the European Cup between (2015) for Barcelona, achieving the rest. The golden ball
This was the perfect summary of the Premier League’s relationship with this award. The three football giants (Chelsea, Manchester City and Liverpool) surrendered in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and the Champions League final against Real Madrid due to the return and the French striker who was crowned in Paris. LaLiga, far from the premier financially, has a monopoly on the main prizes (
(Yashin) …) At a party that surrounded the English championship. The “Big Six” do not have the strength of Real Madrid. And nobody from Barcelona if he’s good. The Champions League leads the way, but the English finals of 2019 (Liverpool – Tottenham) and 2021 (Chelsea – City) did not help them with their nominations.
De Bruyne, Foden, Bernardo Silva, Sterling, Mann, Salah, Firmino, Kane, Son, Mount, Havertz, Kant
…they don’t have the “cracks” they show
Messi, Cristiano, Neymar, Mbappe, Lewandowski, Benzema, Vinicius.
The Premier League is the best competition in the world and has the highest concentration of “best” footballers. Rich collection Haaland added this summer. His fast-paced football, his charm and alluring packaging…but his players lack individual excellence. Be champions in their club’s victories or “walk away” from their national teams. And this in the golden ball “kills you”. They have a city award consolation. But this is another story of nonsense.
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