The gold ball, It is that prize rewards the supposedly is the best player in the world. Something that perhaps is somewhat complex because it is not clear that terms determine that someone is the best player on the planet. And, players like Messi and Ronaldo, of which for many it is the best ever because they accumulate this award and mark many goals if. But it is also clear that without 10 no companions would scratch or ball Or they alone would be able to win 1 vs 11?
How can it be that this award is not just defenses have won almost or just a janitor, Lev Yashin and in times where football was away from marketing, I have? We go further…How they can give an individual award in a team sport? In football and we are stuck in them every day as coach at lower levels, always we insist the kids who have to work as a team, that football, son 11 vs 11. However an award like the Golden Ball, land strip all these arguments.
A problem when we go to more junior level yet, Based on the base where children are beginning to be aware of things and where more and more raw self (sometimes aided by certain “trainers” they just want to win) above the collective. And they are not few times we see as the biggest guy pulls from home rather than join and share with your partner, stressing over smaller guys in categories like Benjamins or fingerlings. An award like the Golden Ball encourages this, I put my goals, I'm the best, the rest of the team does not matter.
Messi and Ronaldo are high level players as they were Pele, Maradona, Cruyff, Zidane and a long list of them, however they are fortunate enough to be top-notch players in an era where social media and many journalists magnify things related. Not to mention the big brands, In the case of Adidas and Nike Messi in the case of Ronaldo, that handle further magnify the merits of these two players. And it score against a team seems well below the feat of the century. But always they win the Ballon d'Or, his colleagues do not count.
For example if we go to the case of Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo 2016 by go to the nearest. Among its merits to win the Golden Ball that exalts “He won the Champions Cup and Euro” and he got zillions Goals How won only 1 vs 11? Without going any further Cristiano broke and practically not played the final of Euro, Eder was like before been Quaresma, Nani and a long list that unbalanced the tournament. But the merit took him only Christian, others, there seems to be no. Football is no longer collective. Three quarters of the same in the Champions League where only the Portuguese scored the last penalty shootout where by the way if they had not marked the rest of his teammates, I would not have come not to throw. But that does not count.
In the case of Argentine Messi we find another bloody case. Leo, He is an excellent player, with a spectacular quality if, but like all his peers is nobody. The case is clear, with Barcelona is one of a kind, with Argentina is a much more vulgar player. He is still very good but not those around him. If so fair is the Golden Ball Why not gave it to Iniesta or Xavi? They were equally good with Barcelona with Spain, but of course, do not sell shirts, neither fill nor have the marketing cover behind other players.
As these cases we could talk about thousands of them, some like Maldini who never got despite being the best defense of their time for many years and a long list of injustices. Although as we stressed at the beginning, the greatest injustice is to give an individual award that rewards above all one in a sport that is collective. And if they have forgotten, the front is nothing without end, these are nothing without midfielders and sides, those without central defenders and those without goalkeeper. Because in football play 11 and however good you are, without 10 tall fellow, you have nothing to do.