West Ham United fans took to Twitter to gloat and offer congratulations to Dimitri Payet after the player received his Ballon d’Or nomination this week.
Only 4 West Ham players have ever been nominated for Ballon d’Or:
– Bobby Moore
– Geoff Hurst
– Martin Peters
– Dimitri Payet pic.twitter.com/HmB7LI1PNr
— Uber West Ham (@UberWestHam) October 25, 2016
The 29-year-old became only the fourth West Ham player ever to be in contention for the award, following in the footsteps of England World Cup heroes Martin Peters, Bobby Moore and Geoff Hurst.
To hold a place alongside such footballing royalty shows just how good the former Marseille man has been in recent times.
The France international has contributed 15 goals and 20 assists this calendar year, playing a key role in helping West Ham to a seventh place finish in the Premier League last season.
That form has also been easily translated onto the international stage, with Payet at the creative helm of a France ship that made it to the final of Euro 2016.
????Payet’s goal vs Romania
— ? (@LiliJulily) July 10, 2016
Known for his free-kick wizardry, sparkling ingenuity and an ability to score from almost anywhere, the claret-and-blue faithful are quite rightly very proud of their man.
Here are some of the best tweets regarding the nomination:
An honor and a great pride to be a member of this list of 30 players nominated for the “ballon d… https://t.co/nLuJy4JwwG
— Dimitri Payet (@dimpayet17) October 24, 2016
Top 5 for Ballon d’Or should be:
— dylan (@Paedrophile) October 24, 2016
All the Arsenal fans responded with “What Payet debate?” Ah well. Good luck to Mesut Ozil on his Ballon D’Or nomination
— Cartlon Cole (@_CarltonCole9) October 24, 2016
Payet nominated for the Ballon D’or is incredible. Even better when Ozil isn’t. Debate over.
— Shane Bailey (@ShaneBazTe) October 24, 2016
For people wondering why Payet got nominated for the Ballon D’or over Ozil pic.twitter.com/LSKGvpbDSM
— S (@ffsForrester) October 25, 2016
Bloody hell. A West Ham player has been nominated for the Ballon d’Or. Yes it’s Payet, who is far too good for us but still ??????
— Alex Shilling (@alexshilling) October 25, 2016
That’s why Dimitri Payet is on the Ballon d’Or list you raddish. https://t.co/n7n8oK4kWW
— West Ham Central (@WestHam_Central) October 24, 2016