The yearly award is important in the sport, but FIFA chose not to award it this year due to the cancellation of several matches last year. That won't stop us from providing you with all the necessary information about the Ballon d'Or this year.
Who are the world's greatest footballers right now? A question to which no satisfactory answer can ever be given.
The old guard isn't finished yet, as a new wave of younger superstars claw their way into the spotlight. We chose our top 6 players in the world based on their personal talent and accomplishments over the last few years, rather than a single hot streak or one-off blip after a decade of success.
Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo have been the choice for more than a decade, but who is the best? The issues that people have been debating.
Only Luka Modric broke the duopoly in 2018, with the two superstars sharing 11 of the last 12 Ballon d'Or awards since 2008.
The only players in better form are Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Erling Haaland, Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé. And Romelu Lukaku.
The Candidates for the biggest prize in football in history
1. Kylian Mbappé, Paris Saint-Germain.
2. Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich.
3. Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus.
4. Neymar Jr., Paris Saint-Germain.
5. Lionel Messi, Barcelona.
6. Romelu Lukaku, Inter Milan.
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