How did Guatemala vote to choose the winner of the 2021 Ballon d’Or?

Magazine France Football annually awards the Ballon d’Or to the best player of the season. Since 1956 to date, it has granted this recognition and for some time here journalists from many countries have been invited to vote for their favorite.

From 2016 to the present, they are 180 journalists from around the world those in charge of casting the vote to choose the best footballer on the planet.

Regarding the women’s Ballon d’Or they are 50 specialized journalists those who choose.

As for the best young footballer under the age of 21 who receives the Kopa Trophy, the winner is chosen by a group of 10 candidates, based on the votes cast by the winners of the Ballon d’Or who are still alive.

Finally, the Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper is chosen from among the 180 journalists.

In the case of Guatemala, he only has one vote and it is issued by Dr. Francisco Aguilar, a sports journalist who has his radio program on the station Network.

According to Aguilar, his votes were as follows: Number one went to Jorginho, who plays for Chelsea and was European champion with Italy.

They were followed by Lionel Messi; Giorgio Chiellini, Lautaro Martínez and Nicolo Barella. While for the Yashin Trophy, Aguilar’s selection was for Gianluigi Donnarumma, Emiliano Martínez and Keylor Navas.

The way to vote is to choose five of the 30 candidates to win the award. Each journalist distributes 15 points, which are divided into six for what they consider should be the first place, four for the second, three for the third, two for the fourth and one for the fifth.

With this, according to the portal Goal, the sum of the points received per player is made and the one with the most votes wins. This is how the podium is determined.

The criteria that must be taken into account to choose them are: the level of play shown during the season, in this case 2020-2021. The goals scored, assists provided, titles obtained with the club and national team, the weight that the nominees had to win them and the image.

* Information from the Goal portal

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