1: Franck Ribery | Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich's dominance has rolled over from last season, and Pep Guardiola's influence has only made them stronger.

However a large portion of their dazzling start to this year, which includes them now sitting undefeated in 36 matches in the Bundesliga, can be placed on the shoulders of Franck Ribery.

The Frenchman has been scintillating for the Bavarians and is being more than lightly backed to be the shock winner of the Ballon d'Or this year.

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