28 Players Have Been Nominated for the 'Player of the Century' Award

Nov 24, 2020, 4:51 PM GMT+5:30
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While it is already known that the Ballon d'Or will not be handed out this year, there is going to be one award that will catch the eye of fans and that is going to be the award for the 'Player of the Century' despite it just being 20 years into the current century.

France Football decided to scrap the Ballon d'Or due to the pandemic and it was more astonishing to not hand out the award especially when the season was fully completed.

Robert Lewandowski missed out on a certain first Ballon d'Or but he will be happy to know that he is one of the 28 players to have been nominated for the 'Player of the Century' awards and it looks like it will be difficult for him to win the accolade.

The award is being handed out at the Globe Soccer Awards, organised by EFAA (European Association of Player's Agents) and the ECA (European Club Association), and they announced the nominees on Twitter.

This is not the first time that such an award is being handed out in modern day football.

The Globe Soccer Awards started since 2010 and in 2012 they named Diego Maradona as the 'Best Player of the Century.

Moreover, apart from players, there are awards for managers, clubs and even agents.