its all about who wins the big trophies. This years one the time ends on october doesn't it? so you are judging really on last season and a bit of this plus the summer. we have to remember that the fifa world player award is a massive polularity contest and getting more and more so as fans now have 50% of the vote I quote: "The current favourites for the 2021 award are: Robert Lewandowski, Kylian Mbappe, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi." Ronaldo shouldnt even appear on a list as he had a bang average domestic season and did nothing for portugal inthe euros really but 110mil insta fans to vote means he will be there. Messi won the copa america but had a mare domestically. Mbappe won shag all. Lewandowski got injured and it severely curtailed his season but he still won the score more than muller trophy. Willing to bet lewandowksi deserves it but the vote could be rigged to ronaldo which would be disgraceful. Salah wont even get a mention.