Why Pep Guardiola Believes Erling Haaland Deserves the Ballon d’Or in 2023
Moscow, October 21 –
Pep Guardiola, coach of the English team Manchester City, believes that Erling Haaland, a player from his team, deserves to win the Ballon d’Or in 2023.
Haaland’s Impressive Debut Season:
Last season marked Haaland’s debut in the Premier League, and he made quite an impact. The Norwegian scored an impressive 52 goals and provided eight assists. He broke the Premier League record for goals in a single season, scoring 36 times. Furthermore, Haaland’s contributions helped Manchester City secure victories in the Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, and even the European Super Cup.
About the Ballon d’Or:
The Ballon d’Or, established by France Football in 1956, recognizes the best footballer of the year in Europe, based on the opinions of a group of sports journalists. In 2010, FIFA and France Football merged the Ballon d’Or with the FIFA World Player of the Year awards, determined by votes from national team captains and coaches. However, in September 2016, France Football ended its partnership with FIFA and reverted to the original system of determining the best player of the year.