Like Samuel Eto’o, Didier Drogba and other football enthusiasts, Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas unveiled his favourite for the 2019 Golden Ball.
After the closure of the vote, the spotlight is now on Monday, 2nd December 2019, the date of the presentation of the 2019 Golden Ball Trophy to the winner. But long before that fateful date, some of the world’s leading round leather figures had the opportunity to name their favourite for this race for the most prestigious individual award in the world of football. This is the case of the Spanish legend Iker Casillas. If Spanish were the absolute decision-maker for this competition, the Golden Ball trophy would be awarded to Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo.
“VAN DIJK WAS THE BEST PLAYER IN THE UEFA. MESSI WAS THE BEST FOR THE FIFA. SO THE LOGIC OF THINGS WOULD BE THAT CRISTIANO WINS THE GOLDEN BALL (HE DESERVES IT), THAT’S LOGICAL IN FOOTBALL, RIGHT? “, TWEETED IKER CASILLAS.
This request by Iker Casillas raises some doubts in itself. The Portuguese has been in decline since last year and his statistics confirm this while his competitors such as Sadio Mané, Van Dijk… are constantly breaking through.