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Sky Sports have named their top 100 footballers for 2017

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Those expecting a changing of the guard at the top of football’s pantheon of great players were left disappointed when Cristiano Ronaldo scooped the two biggest individual prizes football has to offer.

The Real Madrid star won FIFA’s The Best award and followed that up by claiming the Ballon d’Or earlier this month.

So we’ll have to wait another year to see if anyone can replace Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the top.

There are many waiting in the wings, including Neymar and Eden Hazard, but evidence, particularly from Messi this season, suggests they might have to wait some time before they can be considered number one.

But according to Sky Sports, Ronaldo shouldn’t be viewed among the top three players in the world right now.

Sky Sports' top 100

In their list of the top 100 players in 2017, they listed the Portugal international in fourth place, one spot above Tottenham Hotspur’s Christian Eriksen.

Also included on the list are Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba, Marco Asensio and even Bournemouth’s Joshua King.

Check out the entire list below.

100. Eric Dier - Tottenhan

99. Thomas Delaney - FC Copenhagen/Werder Bremen

98. Aaron Ramsey - Arsenal

97. Luka Modric - Real Madrid

96. David de Gea - Manchester United

Manchester United v AFC Bournemouth - Premier League

95. Suso - AC Milan

94. Marco Verratti - PSG

93. Josip Ilicic - Atalanta

92. Mesut Ozil - Arsenal

Arsenal v Liverpool - Premier League

91. N'Golo Kante - Chelsea

90. Marcos Alonso - Chelsea

89. Ivan Rakitic - Barcelona

88. Remo Freuler - Atalanta

87. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic - Lazio

86. Fernandinho - Man City

85. Malcom - Bordeaux

84. Leon Goretzka - Schalke

83. Jose Callejon - Napoli

82. Andre Silva - Porto/AC Milan

81. Marco Asensio - Real Madrid

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80. Willian - Chelsea

79. Andrea Belotti - Torino

78. Aritz Aduriz - Athletic Bilbao

77. Thomas Lemar - Monaco

76. Bernardo Silva - Monaco/Man City

75. Lars Stindl - Borussia Monchengladbach

74. Joshua Kimmich - Bayern Munich

73. Cesc Fabregas - Chelsea

72. Ben Davies - Tottenham

71. Riyad Mahrez - Leicester

70. Naby Keita - RB Leipzig

69. Arturo Vidal - Bayern Munich

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68. Emre Can - Liverpool

67. Kamil Glik - Monaco

66. Koke - Atletico Madrid

65. Wilfred Ndidi - Leicester

64. Timo Werner - RB Leipzig

63. Emil Forsberg - RB Leipzig

62. Fabinho - Monaco

61. Corentin Tolisso - Lyon/Bayern Munich

60. Pedro - Chelsea

59. Joshua King - Bournemouth

58. Olivier Giroud - Arsenal

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57. Raul Garcia - Athletic Bilbao

56. Toni Kroos - Real Madrid

55. Filipe Luis - Atletico Madrid

54. Alvaro Morata - Real Madrid/Chelsea

53. Henrikh Mkhitaryan - Manchester United

Leicester City v Manchester United - Premier League

52. Dani Alves - Juventus/PSG

51. Gylfi Sigurdsson - Swansea/Everton

50. Thiago - Bayern Munch

49. Marc-Andre ter Stegen - Barcelona

48. Radja Nainggolan - Roma

47. Paul Pogba - Manchester United

Manchester United v CSKA Moskva - UEFA Champions League

46. Marek Hamsik - Napoli

45. Aleksandar Kolarov - Man City/Roma

44. Iago Aspas - Celta Vigo

43. Nicolas Otamendi - Manchester City

42. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Borussia Dortmund

41. Ciro Immobile - Lazio

40. Luis Suarez - Barcelona

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39. Alexandre Lacazette - Arsenal

38. Roberto Firmino - Liverpool

37. Ivan Perisic - Inter Milan

36. Raheem Sterling - Manchester City

35. Leroy Sane - Manchester City

34. Radamel Falcao - Monaco

33. Marcus Rashford - Manchester United

32. Memphis Depay - Lyon

31. Arjen Robben - Bayern Munich

30. Philippe Coutinho - Liverpool

Arsenal v Liverpool - Premier League

29. Alejandro Gomez - Atalanta

28. Sergio Aguero - Manchester City

27. Gonzalo Higuain - Juventus

26. Heung-Min Son - Tottenham

25. Florian Thauvin - Marseille

24. Mohamed Salah - Roma/Liverpool

Arsenal v Liverpool - Premier League

23. Antoine Griezmann - Atletico Madrid

22. Casemiro - Real Madrid

21. Nabil Fekir - Lyon

20. Alexis Sanchez - Arsenal

19. David Silva - Manchester City

18. Dele Alli - Tottenham

Burnley v Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League

17. Isco - Real Madrid

16. Eden Hazard - Chelsea

15. Kylian Mbappe - Monaco/PSG

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14. Paulo Dybala - Juventus

13. Edinson Cavani - PSG

12. Lorenzo Insigne - Napoli

11. Edin Dzeko - Roma

10. Robert Lewandowski - Bayern Munich

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9. Saul Niguez - Atletico Madrid

8. Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City

7. Romelu Lukaku - Everton/Man Utd

6. Dries Mertens - Napoli

5. Christian Eriksen - Tottenham

4. Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid

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3. Neymar - Barcelona/PSG

2. Harry Kane - Tottenham

1. Lionel Messi - Barcelona

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