Carlo Ancelotti Tips Vinicius Jr To Win 2024 Ballon d’Or Award Following Real Madrid’s Champions League Triumph

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    Carlo Ancelotti has expressed that Vinicius Jr is deserving of the 2024 Ballon d’Or award due to his mesmeric displays this campaign.

    Ancelotti claimed that the Brazilian has done everything needed to win the individual honor and as such, he merits the award.

    Vinicius Jr has become a top contender to win the Ballon d’Or award, having helped Real Madrid win the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, and Spanish Super Cup.

    The Brazil international scored the second goal of the final in the 83rd minute to secure the 15th UEFA Champions League title for Los Blancos, 9 minutes after Dani Carvajal had headed Carlo Ancelotti’s side in front.

    Vinicius Jr has been breathtaking this campaign, producing astonishing performances that have helped Real Madrid ascend to excellent heights.

    His impact all through their league matches and Champions League games, with the attacker, scoring 24 goals and providing 11 assists in all competitions this campaign.

    The 23-year-old ended the season with the most goals for the side, one better than Jude Bellingham.

    Vinicius Jr Deserves To Win 2024 Ballon d’Or Award – Carlo Ancelotti

    Speaking after the final in a presser, Ancelotti shared his position about Vinicius Jr potentially winning the Ballon d’Or award.

    He said: “Vini Jr deserves the Ballon d’Or. I’ve no doubts.”

    Vinicius Jr also has his sights on helping Brazil win the 2024 Copa America which would aid him in clinching the Ballon d’Or award.

    Moreover, the attacker might be battling with teammate Jude Bellingham for the prize, with the Englishman also tipped among favorites for the prize following his stellar season with Real Madrid.

    Bellingham is also expected to be amongst England’s contingents for the 2024 European Championship to be held in Germany.

    Anyway, Vinicius Jr has made 264 appearances for Real Madrid, scoring 8$ goals and providing 75 assists in all competitions.

    Internationally, the 23-year-old has made 28 appearances for Brazil, scoring 3 goals and providing 4 assists.

    Additionally, Real Madrid’s Florentino Perez also echoed the sentiments of manager Carlo Ancelotti, expressing that Vinicius Jr should be handed the Ballon d’Or award.

    The English duo of Phil Foden and Harry Kane alongside Bayer Leverkusen and Germany’s Florian Wirtz and Real Madrid-bound Kylian Mbappe have also been tipped by many as potential winners of the 2024 Ballon d’Or award.

    Lionel Messi is the current holder of the prize, trumping Mbappe and Manchester City’s Erling Haaland to win the award.

    The Argentine winning the Ballon d’Or award generated massive controversy, with many wondering the rationale behind handing him the honor ahead of Kylian Mbappe and Haaland, who also did brightly during the timeframe reviewed.

    It will be fascinating to see who goes home with the crown, with the award slated to be held on Monday, October 28, 2024, at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, France.

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