The 2017 Ballon d’Or is here and yet again like they had done in previous awards, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are at it again.
Either way, it would be another day in history for both super talented footballers. If Lionel Messi wins the award he would be claiming his 6th Ballon d’Or title while a victory for Cristiano Ronaldo will take him level with Lionel Messi on 5.
Should Lionel Messi comes, he will join Ronaldo on five second places.
The Ballon d’Or is the award given to the best player in the world.
How do you win the Ballon d’Or?
The Ballon d’Or is held by French Football magazine and they ask 173 journalists from all over the world to vote.
Who could win the award?
Neymar – Paris Saint-Germain
N’Golo Kante – Chelsea
Luka Modric – Real Madrid
Paulo Dybala – Juventus
Marcelo – Real Madrid
Edin Dzeko – Roma
Harry Kane – Tottenham
David De Gea – Manchester United
Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
Karim Benzema – Real Madrid
Pierre-Emerick Aubemyang – Borussia Dortmund
Edinson Cavani – Paris Saint-Germain
Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool
Luis Suarez – Barcelona
Jan Oblak – Atletico Madrid
Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid
Dries Mertens – Napoli
Radamel Falcao – Monaco
Sadio Mane – Liverpool
Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus
Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid
Toni Kroos – Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid
Eden Hazard – Chelsea
Leonardo Bonucci – AC Milan
Isco – Real Madrid
Lionel Messi – Barcelona
Mats Hummels – Bayern Munich
Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint-Germain
Who will present the Ballon d’Or?
Former Tottenham and Newcastle winger David Ginola will present the awards ceremony.
The full Ballon d’Or shortlist
When is the 2017 Ballon d’Or awards?
The 62nd edition Ballon d’Or will be held on Thursday, December 7.
The ceremony kicks-off at 6.45pm GMT, 7.45pm local time.
Where is the 2017 Ballon d’Or awards?
The ceremony is held in Paris.