If he is no longer one of the best strikers in the world, Antoine Griezmann, returned to Atlético and still leader of the France team, inherits an honorable place in the Guardian’s top 100 of the year.
Logically, Antoine Griezmann was absent from the list of 30 nominated for the Ballon d’Or France Football 2021. The 3rd of the BO in 2016 and 2018 obviously comes out of two complicated years in FC Barcelona, even if he contributed to the Blaugranas’ Copa del Rey victory last season. At 30, he has somewhat regained his smile since his return to theAthletic September 1st.
The leader ofFrench team, disappointing at the Euro (one goal, one assist), finds himself 76th in the ranking of the 100 best footballers of the year published by The Guardian (with Robert Lewandowski in the lead ahead of Lionel Messi). “Grizi” gained 14 places compared to last year. Still, he scored 31 goals and provided 19 assists in 58 appearances over the calendar year.
Griezmann is thus behind Memphis Depay (49e), Gerard Moreno (51e), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (56th), Dusan Vlahovic (57th) or Ciro Immobile (66th). But he will be content with this respectable 76th place, especially since he is ahead of attackers who shone more in 2021 such as Patrik Schick (79th), Duvan Zapata (83rd), Burak Yilmaz (85th), Diogo Jota (88th) and Sebastien haller (93rd). It’s already that.
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) December 24, 2021