Chelsea and Italian midfielder Jorginho has expressed concern over the criteria for the nomination of Ballon d’Or winners.

According to him, the criterion for World best player selection should be based on overall merit and not just the amount of goals scored by the player.

Highlights on Jorginho's 2020/2021 season

The midfielder was in fine form for both club and country for the whole of 2020 and 2021.

To put the details of his season into achievements, Jorginho played a crucial role as Chelsea emerged as eventual winners of the Uefa Champions League.

While playing for Italy, Jorginho was instrumental as his countryside went on to clinch the European continental trophy.

Jorginho's viewpoint

Bearing in mind how great his season has been, Jorginho no doubt has his eyes on the Ballon d'Or glory. Hence he has laid bare his view about the eventual winners of the award over the years.

Jorginho's statements can be tagged as true due to how the previous Balon d'Or awards have played out.

For the past 12 years, only Luka Modric has come between the utter dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. However, some players have produced scintillating displays but got robbed of the award.

The likes of Andres Iniesta, Virgil Van Dijk and Westley Sniedjer are perfect examples.


The pleas of Jorginho are more than reasonable and should be given a serious thought.

It would be great to see how the hosts of these awards react to these emanating concerns.

Article Writer ✏️ Ordu Daniel