Lionel Messi is the main candidate for the Ballon d’Or- Barca coach, Koeman declares My fellow sports lover read still the end by using the link below attached to this content. Barcelona Football club coach, Ronald Koeman has stated that Lionel Messi is the favorite for this year's Ballon d’Or award. Messi, recently accepted a major pay-cut to re-sign with Barcelona, and will continue that the club he has been with since he was a 12 year old. In July he won the Copa America with Argentina after defeating Brazil in the finals. Chelsea's Jorginho who won the Champions League with Chelsea and the Euro 2020 cup with Italy is a surprise contender for the award .