Modric ballon d'Or favorite
Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have shared football’s most historic individual prize between them for the past ten years however this might be the year that the Ballon d’Or duopoly is concluded.
Luka Modric is the bookmakers’ favorite to assert France Football’s prize, presently command by Ronaldo, after his sparkling form picking at this summer’s World Cup and there seems to be a growing momentum for a 3rd party to assert the prize.
The star names of France’s triumph in Russia also are doubtless to be among the highest contenders, most notably Antoine Griezmann, Raphael Varane and Kylian Mbappe.
When is the Ballon d'Or?
The 63rd edition Ballon d'Or are going to be held in the French capital on Mon, December 3.
Tottenham and France supreman David Ginola will host the ceremony. also disclosed are going to be the Women’s Ballon d’Or, for which London couple Lucy Bronze and Fran Kirby are appointed, and also the Kopa Trophy for the best player under 21.
Five to each one for Messi and Ronaldo since 2008
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have every won the Ballon d'Or 5 times within the past decade.
After Kaka won it in 2007, the Portuguese claimed the individual award the subsequent year whereas still a Manchester United player.
Messi then won four during a row, Ronaldo the following 2, before the Argentine took home a fifth when leading Barcelona to the treble and therefore the Portuguese bagged the last 2 when consecutive Champions League wins withReal Madrid.
Ballon d'Or shortlistLuka Modric may be the clear favourite tonight, but here's the shortlist in its entirety...
1. Sergio Aguero (Man City)
2. Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
3. Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
4. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
5. Edinson Cavani (PSG)
6. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)
7. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
8. Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)
9. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
10. Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid)
11. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
12. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
13. Isco (Real Madrid)
14. Harry Kane (Tottenham)
15. N'Golo Kante (Chelsea)
16. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
17. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus)
18. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
19. Marcelo (Real Madrid)
20. Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
21. Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
22. Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
23. Neymar (PSG)
24. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
25. Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
26. Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona)
27. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
28. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
29. Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
30. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)