Mendy Reacts to Ballon d’Or 30 Man List Snub

Chelsea and Senegal goalkeeper, Edouard Mendy has said he ‘didn’t understand why he did not make the top 30 in last year’s Ballon d’Or. The Senegalese International was one of the standout players in the world after he helped Chelsea win the Champions League, keeping a clean sheet in the Blues’ 1-0 win over Manchester City in the final.

Edouard Mendy Not Happy about Ballon d’Or Snub

Mendy also made an impressive outing in the Premier League in the 2020-21 campaign, with only Manchester City keeper keeping more clean sheets than him. Since arriving on the London side in September 2020, he has kept 25 clean sheets in his 52 league appearances.

Mendy Reacts To Ballon D'Or 30 Man List Snub

For his heroics, the 29-year-old was named the Best FIFA Men’s Goalkeeper but he did not rank within the top 30 players at the Ballon d’Or. Speaking about his omission to newsmen he said he ‘didn’t understand’ the snub. He said: “The best response was to stay the course on the pitch to show that my name deserved to be in the top 30.”

He concluded by saying: “I think being African did me a disservice because I didn’t play in any international competitions last year.”

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