Ranking the 20 players who are most likely to win the 2020 Ballon d'Or (10-1)


10 | Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)

Gnabry hasn’t made too many headlines since German football returned but his performance against Chelsea will stick in the minds of voters.


9 | Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Sancho recently scored his first senior hat-trick and could return to the Premier League this summer.


8 | Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)

The Ligue 1 season ending certainly hasn’t helped Mbappe. But he could stake his claim when the Champions League returns.


7 | Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)

Dortmund are out of the Champions League and look unlikely to catch Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga. Despite Haaland’s incredible season, it seems unlikely he’ll end 2020 with the Ballon d’Or.


6 | Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)

Like Mbappe, Neymar’s chances of winning the Ballon d’Or rely on the Champions League.


5 | Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)

Muller has smashed the Bundesliga record for assists this season and has scored six in 2020. If Bayern win the league and Champions League, he could make the podium.


4 | Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

De Bruyne won’t be winning the Premier League but could he lead City to Champions League glory? If he can, he’ll have every chance of picking up the award.


3 | Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) 

Ronaldo didn’t enjoy the greatest of returns after his missed penalty against AC Milan but he has a chance to win the Coppa Italia on Wednesday and you can’t rule him out of winning a sixth Ballon d’Or.


2 | Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Messi has contributed to 19 goals in 2020 and the Argentine could win his SEVENTH accolade.


1 | Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

The favourite for the 2020 Ballon d’Or is, of course, Lewandowski. He’s scored 45 goals in all competitions this season and leads the European Golden Shoe. Bayern are set to win the league and are probably now frontrunners for the Champions League. Win both and Lewa could be picking up the biggest individual prize in football.

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