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Haaland in Position for Ballon d’Or after Man City Treble

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Haaland in Position for Ballon d'Or after Man City Treble

Erling Haaland is in a prime position to win the 2023 Ballon d’Or after helping Manchester City win the Treble this season.

iexclusivenews reports that the Norwegian striker scored 52 goals in all competitions for City, including 36 in the Premier League, as they won the league title for the third time in four years.

He also scored 12 goals in the Champions League, including two in the final against Inter Milan.

Haaland’s performances have led to him being named the Premier League’s Player of the Season and the PFA Players’ Player of the Year. He is also the favorite to win the Golden Boot for the second consecutive season.

Haaland’s main rival for the Ballon d’Or is likely to be Lionel Messi. The Argentina forward won the World Cup with his country last year and has also been in fine form for Paris Saint-Germain this season.

However, Haaland’s achievements with City may just edge him ahead of Messi. He has won more trophies this season and has also been more prolific in front of goal.

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If Haaland does win the Ballon d’Or, he would become the first player since Cristiano Ronaldo in 2008 to win the award while playing in the Premier League.

Here are some of the reasons why Haaland is in prime position to win the Ballon d’Or:

  • He won the Treble with Manchester City.
  • He was the top scorer in the Premier League with 36 goals.
  • He was the top scorer in the Champions League with 12 goals.
  • He was named the Premier League’s Player of the Season.
  • He was named the PFA Players’ Player of the Year.

Haaland’s performances this season have been nothing short of sensational. He has scored goals for fun and has been a key factor in City’s success.

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He is a truly world-class striker and he deserves to be considered the favorite to win the Ballon d’Or.

Here are some of the challenges that Haaland will face in his quest to win the Ballon d’Or:

  • Lionel Messi. The Argentina forward is still one of the best players in the world and he will be determined to win the award for a record-extending eighth time.
  • Kylian Mbappe. The French striker is another young superstar who is in contention for the award. He has been in excellent form for Paris Saint-Germain this season and he is expected to lead France to World Cup glory in Qatar later this year.
  • Karim Benzema. The Real Madrid striker has been in incredible form this season and he has helped his team win the Champions League. He is another player who will be in contention for the Ballon d’Or.

Haaland will face stiff competition from these players, but he has the talent and the ability to win the award. He is a special talent and he is one of the most exciting players in the world. If he can continue his current form, he will be a worthy winner of the Ballon d’Or.

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