Step in to the future, to a land where Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's dominance of football's most prestigious individual award is no more.
The year is 2018 - Messi is well in to his 30's and has seen his prowess at the Nou Camp diminish. He is considering the return to Argentina to finish what has been an incredible career.
Ronaldo is also struggling to cope with old age at Real Madrid - his glorious physique has faded away and he is simply not cutting it as an underwear model anymore let alone a top footballer.
They're out of contention for the Ballon d'Or but who are the stars of football taking their place?
Click through to see GiveMeSport's ten picks for future Ballon d'Or winners.