LA LIGA - Real Madrid celebrate Benzema and Modric Ballon d'Or nominees
Through an official note issued on their official website, Real Madrid cheered both veteran players of theirs, Karim Benzema (in the pic above) and Luka Modric, for having been shortlisted among Ballon d'Or 2021.
As pointed out, the nominees were chosen by some 180 international journalists, and completing the list alongside the madridistas are: Mahrez, Kanté, Haaland, Bonucci, Mount, Kane, Donnarumma, Sterling, Barella, Messi, Bruno Fernandes, Pedri, Chiellini, De Bruyne, Neymar, Rubén Dias, Lautaro Martínez, Kjaer, Lewandowski, Jorginho, Salah, Azpilicueta, Lukaku, Cristiano Ronaldo, Gerard Moreno, Foden, Mbappé and Luis Suárez.
Benzema was Real Madrid's leading goal scorer last term, netting 30 times, before being involved in Euro 2020 with France and top scoring once again for his nation with 4. Modrić, who won the Ballon d'Or in 2018, was outstanding once again in midfield for both Real Madrid and the Croatia national side, which he captained throughout the Euros.
As already reported on our colums, neither Benzema nor Modric look like someone who could actually grab the title, this time: https://www.transfermarketweb.com/top-stories/top-stories-the-three-favorites-to-win-the-ballon-d-or-2021-223589.