Is Griezmann snup for the balon d’or justified?


Atletico Madrid may be right to be furious that their talisman Antoine Griezmann was ignored in the three-man shortlist for the football most prestigious award, (the balon d’or).
Griezmann was among the last three nominees in 2016 alongside Real Madrid Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona Lionel Messi, coming as the third runner-up.
It is in truism that Griezmann have more success this year than he did in 2016 when he was included in the last three, yet, his exclusion this year make atletico furious and post a picture of the France’s star posing with his trophies he has won this year.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohammed Salah and Luka Modriç are the final three nominees in this years FIFA balon d’or, cancelling Griezmann out, but the stat shows griezmann led atletico to the champions league final in 2016 and was defeated by Ronaldo’s then Madrid, once again still in 2016 Griezmann’s France was beaten in the finals by Ronaldo’s team, this time with Portugal which was hosted in France, scoring 39 goals in 65 appearances that year for club and country.
In 2018, Griezmann has won the UEFA Europa league, the FIFA world cup, and the UEFA super cup, having a total of 61 appearances scoring 34 goals, yet, he can’t make the last three which is occupied by Salah who has won nothing for Liverpool, only appearing in the champions league final, his country didn’t go beyond the group stage in the world cup, modric who won the champions league with Madrid, lost to Griezmann in the world cup final, lost to griezmann in the super cup final, and also Ronaldo that won only the champions league, flourished in the world cup but only on group stage.
Its is disappointing for the French forward but he has promised not to relent.

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