The Ballon D’Or in Zurich tonight, as Europe’s finest gathers to see if Lionel Messi is able to claim his 4th consecutive award. It will be no shock if he does, even if one journalist in the red tops today said it would be immoral if he won it this year. I guess 90+ goals in a calendar year isn’t enough to please some, although I am sure most wouldn’t feel it undeserving if the Barcelona striker didn’t run away with the top prize.
While the Ballon D’Or is a celebration of the best football in Europe, it got me thinking about the English Premier League and the other side of the spectrum in how far away certain players could be from even being considered for such an auspicious prize. We have witnessed some absolute shockers within the Premier League years and this list is a celebration of the players not fit to wear the shirt.