Golden Ball 2023: the first predictions are in. Lewandowski high
The Golden Ball for the past season was awarded on Monday. Speculation is already underway about the future winner of the statuette.
- In the 2022/2023 season, the World Cup will be of great importance in terms of the Golden Ball
- So far at the top of the favorites to win this statuette, are in front of the representatives of PSG
- Robert Lewandowski was not left out
PSG dominated the top
Monday’s gala in Paris, where Karim Benzema received the Golden Ball, is behind us. It was fully deserved and experts only argued about the further places of individual players. Meanwhile, soccer experts are already wondering who will receive the prestigious statuette for the 2022/2023 campaign.
Which player will receive the Golden Ball is mainly determined by individual form and team achievements. Often the statuette is given to a player whose team has won the Champions League. This season, the World Cup in Qatar adds to this. For this reason, Erling Haaland may be concerned about whether he will count in the fight for victory. After all, Norway did not qualify for the tournament. Despite this, Goal.com has placed the Manchester City sniper in fourth place in its power rankings of players vying for the Golden Ball.
Just behind Haaland is his former rival from the Bundesliga pitches, namely Robert Lewandowski. Perhaps the Pole would have been placed higher than fifth, had Barcelona not been in danger of dropping out of the Champions League. On the podium are exclusively representatives of PSG. They are, in order: Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Leo Messi. Each of them is impressing this season, and PSG is doing well in the Champions League. The key, therefore, may be how far they go in Qatar: France, Brazil and Argentina.