Kevin De Bruyne snubs Messi, Ronaldo, Jorginho and Kante in Ballon d'Or vote

Arjun Singh Devgan
Kevin De Bruyne is widely considered to be the best midfielder in the world
Kevin De Bruyne is widely considered to be the best midfielder in the world / MB Media/GettyImages

Manchester City playmaker, Kevin De Bruyne has reportedly overlooked footballing icons, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Chelsea duo of Jorginho and N'Golo Kante for his pick in the selection to win the Ballon d'Or award.

Messi has been widely tipped to win his eighth Ballon d'Or award, though Jorginho is also being talked about due to the massive influence he has had in Chelsea winning the Champions League and Italy winning the 2020 European Championships.

While Messi and Ronaldo will always be in the conversation when it comes to winning the award, De Bruyne believes Bayern Munich striker, Robert Lewandowski should win the honour.

"If I had to choose myself personally, I'm going to look at a two-year period, because we didn't have anyone [last year]. I'd choose Lewandowski for what he has done in the last two years - goalscoring wise, and also he's won a lot with Bayern. He would be my pick," he said while speaking ahead of City's trip to Club Brugge.

Lewandowski has established himself as the best striker in the world over the past three years, scoring a staggering 41 goals last season to break Gerd Muller’s previous record of 40 in a single campaign. In 2020, he guided his side to a UEFA Champions League victory as well as winning the Club World Cup, the Bundesliga, the Super Cup, the DFB Pokal and the FIFA Best Men’s Player Award.