The FIFA Ballon d’Or Gala recognized the world’s best footballers of the year, but it also managed to overrate a few players.
Few would doubt the talent of Italian striker Mario Balotelli, especially after his performance against Germany in the Euro 2012 semifinals. Few would agree, though, that he deserved even a single vote for the Ballon d’Or (via New Zealand Herald).
Likewise, most would agree Spanish defender Gerard Pique plays for one of the world’s great clubs in FC Barcelona. But did he really deserve a spot in the FIFPro World Team of the Year? Mats Hummels of Borussia Dortmund and Vincent Kompany probably performed better in 2012, but both were snubbed.
In the video above, B/R World Football Lead Writers Michael Cummings and Will Tidey discuss their choices for some of the world’s most overrated footballers. It’s sure to spark some intense conversation, so be sure to add your thoughts in the comments below.
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