Chelsea star Jorginho stakes Ballon d’Or claim: ‘Nobody has won more than me!’

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Jorginho is in the running for the Ballon d’Or (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Chelsea star Jorginho believes he’s a candidate for this year’s Ballon d’Or award as ‘no one’ has won more than him this season.

The midfielder topped off a fine campaign by winning the European Championships with Italy on Sunday night against England.

The victory means Jorginho has finished the season with success for club and country, having lifted the Champions League in May with Chelsea.

While few would have thought of the midfielder as a frontrunner for the Ballon d’Or earlier in the season, his trophy collection means he cannot be ignored.

And Jorginho says that – depending on the criteria – he deserves to be in the running.

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Jorginho won the Champions League with Chelsea . (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

‘We live for dreams,’ Jorginho told SportTV.

‘But I’ll be honest enough: it depends on the criteria that lead to assigning it.

‘If we walk about talent, I’m aware that I’m not the best in the world. If you choose based on titles, well, no one has won more than me this season.

‘How will I compare myself to [Lionel] Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo or Neymar? They have completely different characteristics, but again, it depends on the criteria.’

Argentina’s Copa America win means Lionel Messi is again a frontrunner to win the award, with the Barcelona legend looking to pick up the prize for the eighth time.

Jorginho’s team-mate, N’golo Kante, had been a leading candidate after Chelsea’s Champions League success.

However, France were knocked out of the Euros at the last-16 stage, which has undermined Kante’s hopes.

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