1. Lionel Messi
There was always only going to be one favourite for the 2013 award, right?
Messi, the sensational and incredibly versatile attacking star, should be regarded as the best player in the world for his consistently excellent displays at the Camp Nou.
Having won the Ballon d'Or on three consecutive occasions since it merged with the Fifa World Player of the Year award in 2010, he surely must be the overwhelming favourite to claim it once again.
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