Futballnews 2024 Ballon d’Or Power Rankings

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    The 2024 Ballon d’Or is around the corner, with players exuding their qualities, which could take them closer or farther away from the individual honor.

    The performances of some players have caught the attention of many, with these stars being tipped as possible winners of the award which will be held on Monday, October 28, 2024, at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris, France.

    The greats that enveloped the attention of many across the globe might not win the crown, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the twilight of their respective careers.

    However, there are always plots and subplots being drawn when the award comes around and no one can write off these greats.

    Lionel Messi won the 2023 Ballon d’Or, having won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with that said to be the deciding factor.

    Anyway, names like Jude Bellingham, Phil Foden, Vinicius Jr, Kylian Mbappe, and Erling Haaland amongst others reverberate minds of many across the world, and these stars are looked at as likely winners of the 2024 Ballon d’Or award.

    Futballnews 2024 Ballon d’Or power rankings

    It is therefore important to X-ray the chances of several footballing stars about the Ballon d’Or to be held in October 2024.

    This is futballnews 2024 Ballon d’Or award power rankings and it takes into cognizance the performance and achievements of star players for the period under review (2023/24 season).

    10) Lautaro Martinez – Inter Milan/Argentina

    The striker has been important for Inter Milan this campaign, helping the Italian side win the Serie A title, and he could end 2024 with the Copa America depending on Argentina’s fortunes in the summer.

    Lautaro Martinez, 26, captains the Nerazzurri and he has made 40 appearances this campaign, scoring 26 goals and providing 6 assists in all competitions.

    9) Alexis Sanchez – Inter Milan/Chile

    Sanchez has been crucial for Inter Milan since returning to the club on August 26, 2023, on a free transfer.

    Despite not scoring much, his influence has not gone unnoticed, as he has been pivotal to them winning the Scudetto.

    Alexis Sanchez also had another opportunity to aim for silverware via the Copa America, with his Chile side placed in Group A alongside Argentina, Canada, and Peru.

    The Chilean has made 29 appearances this campaign, scoring 4 goals and providing 4 assists in all competitions.

    8) Florian Wirtz – Bayer Leverkusen/Germany 

    Wirtz is seen as one of the best young players in the world and he has delineated his brilliance this season for Bayer Leverkusen.

    Xabi Alonso’s side remains unbeaten across all competitions this campaign, and they have also clinched the German Bundesliga title.

    They could end the season with the treble, as the UEFA Europa League and DFB Pokal are still up for grabs.

    Florian Wirtz will also be an integral member of Germany at the 2024 European Championship and if Julian Nagelsmann’s side performs greatly at the tournament he could end up with the 2024 Ballon d’Or.

    Wirtz has scored 17 goals and provided 19 assists in 43 appearances this season in all competitions.

    7) Harry Kane – Bayern Munich/England

    The Englishman has been astonishing in front of goal this season, despite Bayern Munich’s inability to win the Bundesliga title this term.

    Anyway, they have the UEFA Champions League still to battle for, with the Bavarians facing Real Madrid in the semi-final.

    Kane will also be part of England’s contingent for the 2024 European Championship and if the Three Lions manage to win the trophy, that could aid his chances of winning the Ballon d’Or.

    Harry Kane has scored 40 goals and provided 13 assists in 41 appearances across all competitions this season.

    6) Rodri – Manchester City/Brazil 

    The anchor man has been an integral player for Pep Guardiola’s army, with the Cityzens always missing his absence when he is unavailable.

    Rodri has the possibility of winning the Premier League and FA Cup this season with Manchester City, with the Copa America also available to be won with Brazil.

    He has scored 8 goals and provided 12 assists in 43 appearances across all competitions this term.

    5) Vinicius Jr – Real Madrid/Brazil

    The player, whose name also makes the headlines for several reasons, is also amongst the favorites to win the 2024 Ballon d’Or.

    Real Madrid are favorites for the La Liga and that indicates that Vinicius Jr will likely end the season with a trophy.

    Los Blancos are also in the semis of the UEFA Champions League – another worthy and viable opportunity to win a trophy.

    The Brazil international is also expected to file out for the Selecao in the summer when the Copa America comes on board.

    The 23-year-old has scored 19 goals and provided 11 assists in 32 appearances this season.

    4) Erling Haaland – Manchester City/Norway

    The buzz around him winning the Ballon d’Or hasn’t been massive this season, with him not being largely in his element this campaign.

    However, Haaland has been wonderful this season despite the lofty standards his performances over the years have heaped on him.

    The Norwegian has the FA Cup and Premier League titles to fight for, and it will be interesting to see if it will be enough to earn him the Ballon d’Or.

    Erling Haaland has scored 31 goals and provided 6 assists in 39 appearances in all competitions.

    3) Phil Foden – Manchester City/England

    Foden has been utterly sublime for the Cityzens, and he has been tipped for several individual honors this season.

    The 2023/24 season has been his most productive season, as he has scored goals and came up clutch for Manchester City on many occasions.

    The 23-year-old has scored 22 goals and provided 10 assists in 47 appearances across all competitions this season.

    He has the FA Cup and Premier League to fight for this season, alongside the European Championship in the summer with England.

    2) Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint Germain/France

    Mbappe has been quaking, astonishing, and monstrous as always, despite his battles with PSG due to his impending exit.

    Kylian Mbappe, 25, has scored 41 goals and provided 9 assists in 42 appearances across all competitions this season.

    The Frenchman could end the season with the UEFA Champions League and Coupe de France, alongside the Ligue 1 which is almost certain to go their way.

    The captain of France also has the 2024 European Championship to battle for in the summer with Les Blues.

    If the former AS Monaco man does manage to win all these, he certainly should be in pole position to win the Ballon d’Or award.

    1) Jude Bellingham – Real Madrid/England

    Bellingham has been tagged as the favorite for the 2024 Ballon d’Or, as he has been excellent for Real Madrid this season.

    The Englishman has scored several crucial goals for Los Blancos, with those goals deciding the course of many matches.

    Recently, he reprised a feat against Barcelona, by scoring in stoppage time to hand Carlo Ancelotti’s side a 3-2 El Clasico win over the Catalan giants.

    Jude Bellingham has scored 21 goals and provided 10 assists in 36 appearances in all competitions this season.

    The 20-year-old is expected to end the club footballing season with the La Liga title, with the UEFA Champions League also available to be won by Real Madrid.

    Additionally, Bellingham could also guide England to the European Championship, as he is also one of their important players, who they hope will be impactful during the tournament.

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