Ballon d’Or Power Rankings 2023: Messi, Ronaldo, Mbappe?

Top 5 players who can win the ballon d or 2023

The Ballon d’Or is an annual football award presented by France Football. It is considered one of the most prestigious individual awards in the sport and is given to the best-performing player of the season. The winner is determined through a combination of voting from media members, national team captains, and coaches.

Real Madrid star Karim Benzema won the previous Ballon d’Or in 2022. Cristiano Ronaldo is not present in the top 5 contenders for the Ballon d’Or 2023, the list includes players who are expected to have a strong performance in the upcoming year and have a chance to win the prestigious award.

Without further ado, let’s take a look at the Ballon d’Or power rankings for the month of January 2023.

5. Neymar Jr. (Paris Saint-Germain)

In 24 appearances across all competitions for PSG, Neymar has scored 16 goals and provided 15 assists.

4. Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)

 In 23 appearances across all competitions for Barcelona so far this season, Lewandowski has scored 22 goals and provided five assists.

3. Erling Haaland (Manchester City)

In 26 appearances across all competitions for Manchester City so far, goal machine Haaland has scored 31 goals and provided three assists.

2. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)

In 24 games across all competitions, Mbappe has 25 goals and six assists. At the FIFA World Cup 2022, he took home the Golden Boot.

1. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)

Currently, Lionel Messi is on track to win a record-breaking eighth Ballon d’Or. Messi has made 21 appearances for PSG in all competitions so far this season, totaling 13 goals and 14 assists. Likewise, at the FIFA World Cup 2022, the renowned Argentine forward received the Golden Ball.

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