PSG Legend Snubs Kylian Mbappe for Erling Haaland Despite 13 Years With French Giants

Published 09/29/2023, 8:30 AM EDT

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As the Ballon d’Or ceremony inches closer, former soccer legends, pundits, and critics have shared their opinions on who should be crowned as the world’s best. Lionel Messi leads the race, having won the World Cup with Argentina. Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe are the next in the race for the 2nd position. A surprise someone, however, has shocked fans, with the former PSG star snubbing Kylian Mbappe for Haaland.

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Laure Boulleau is the brand ambassador of PSG. She spent 13 years at the club with over 150 caps for the Parisians. After her soccer career, Laure joined PSG as an ambassador representing the Paris club at major public events and also in the media.

Former Paris Saint-Germain star snubs Kylian Mbappe for Erling Haaland

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Being an out-and-out PSG product, Boulleau’s recent comments snubbing Mbappe have caused a stir among the supporters of the club. In her latest comments given to French Football Weekly, she shared her choices naming who she thinks will win the Ballon d’Or list in an order.

The former PSG star said, “I will say Haaland, Messi and Mbappe.” To make her belief clear in the Norwegian, she added, “Haaland in one.” Laure then went on to state her pick for the Ballon d’Or Feminin. Naming the list in order she said, “I would say Bonmati in one, Paralluelo in two and Sam Kerr in three.”

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Kylian Mbappe has had a good season but the major trophies are still lacking at the Paris club. Meanwhile, Haaland and Messi both have had a spectacular season. Haaland has already won the UEFA POTY and has set his eyes on Ballon d’Or glory. But who should win it?

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Race for the label of “Worlds No.1”

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The race for the label of “World’s No. 1” in football is heating up as pundits and critics engage in intense debates surrounding the upcoming Ballon d’Or award. Darren Bent passionately argues that Lionel Messi should claim the honor, citing his unrivaled status as the greatest player of this era and his remarkable World Cup heroics.

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On the other side of the spectrum, Craig Burley firmly believes that Erling Haaland is a formidable contender. He points to Haaland’s sensational debut season with Manchester City, the historic treble campaign, and highlights the growing frustration over Messi’s previous Ballon d’Or wins. The heart of the debate lies in whether Haaland’s record breaking campaign truly merits this prestigious accolade.

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As the discussions intensify, opinions remain sharply divided among pundits and critics. The football community eagerly awaits the revelation of the Ballon d’Or winner.

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Neil Banerjee, an adept soccer writer at EssentiallySports, embodies an unwavering passion for Chelsea Football Club, a team he has fervently supported since his childhood. With an innate ability to remain current on the latest developments in the soccer sphere, Neil possesses a distinct advantage in understanding the nuances of the sport. His profound appreciation for the tactical and analytical facets of the game underscore his belief that the true beauty of soccer lies within its intricacies of strategy.
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