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BR's 2017 Ballon D'Or Rankings

Bleacher Report's 2017 Ballon D'Or Rankings

By Keegan Kruger - Jul 07, 2017 07:45 PM @KeeganKruger

With the race to become the 2017 Ballon d'Or winner having begun a few months ago, here is Bleacher Report's power ranking for the prestigious award.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see who leads Bleacher Report's power ranking for the 2017 Ballon d'Or so far.

Leading the ranking is Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo. The 32-year-old had an incredible first half of the year, lifting the UEFA Champions League trophy and the La Liga title. The Portuguese made 46 appearances for Los Blancos last season, scoring 42 goals and assisting 12 further strikes.

In second place is FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, which is probably no surprise to many out there. It has not been the Argentine's year, even though he once again scored a lot of goals. Messi managed to make 52 appearances for the Blaugrana last season, scoring 54 goals and assisting 19 further strikes.

Somewhat surprisingly, in third place is Monaco and France starlet Kylian Mbappe. The 18-year-old had a fantastic breakthrough season, during which he helped his club lift the Ligue 1 trophy by scoring 26 goals in 44 appearances.

Here is Bleacher Report's 2017 Ballon d'Or Power Ranking so far:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

2. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)

3. Kylian Mbappe (Monaco)

4. Neymar (FC Barcelona)

5. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

6. Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus)

7. Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona)

8. Paulo Dybala (Juventus)

9. Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)

10. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)

Who do you think will win the 2017 Ballon d'Or crown? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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samuelar8715 Joined: 26 Jul 2017
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samuelar8715 Jul 26, 2017 02:42 PM
well, the question is on what criteria is ballon dor is awarded? is it a yearly performance or seasonal performance? because it is obvious the champions league is a season tournament likewise the la liga , so i dont understand why the winner is to be awarded the award which has not been the case on more than one occasions. And more sore performance wise , is that you must not be the best player in your team talk less of your local league to win the award but the most expensive or marketable? because that seems to be the case year. The award if is for the best player should be messi or neymar at least barca was at the quarter final of the competition and came second in la liga and won the copa de rey which messi was best player in all the competition except being tipped for goals by ronaldo in champions league . Explain admin how you came about your own ranking?
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real-madrid Jul 11, 2017 09:21 AM
mxi m wo cares, woeva wins m fine by it, not afan of this trophy. there are great players wo play very well but dont get recognition... wesley sniejder was good, he neva won, xavi and iniesta both great neva won, sergio ramos neva won it... like madrid team, that casemiro boi was so fantastic, kross, modric very good, y dont they get a chance to win it? lAST TIME I WAS INTERESTED WAS THE TIME KAKA winning it, faily, lately seems is about the goals, strikers. HOW LONG SOULD RAMOS SAVEMADRID AND PERFORM BEST TO WIN THIS? ok Ronaldo is good, but was he at his best last season? no just because he scored crucial goals does not mean he is the best, there wer best plapyers. kross, modric, isco, ramos...... will neva support this trophy
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KNOWLEDGE JR Jul 09, 2017 08:14 PM
This Ballon 'odr is a joke I mean Ronaldo performed badly last season and score in the knockout phases against Bayern and Atletico and saddenly he had a great season. Ramos was the messiah of Madrid and played a crucial role but he is not even on list. Blatantly Rubbish. Nepotism at it best.
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Giggs 22 Joined: 04 Feb 2017
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Giggs 22 Jul 09, 2017 04:34 AM
Messi will win it next season guys dont worry, the king must be respected and be given his trophy. Hail CR7.
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Downs Dude Jul 09, 2017 01:59 AM
So this Balloon is only for strikers because to me Sergio Ramos was absolutely outstanding this past season
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MR E Jul 08, 2017 05:46 PM
Messi has been outstanding so he deserve that!
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Sandile2743 Jul 08, 2017 04:38 PM
I really don't understand how these players can be ahead of Aubameyang. If we can look at the stats of this past season this African boy was even better than messi. Sorry Barca fans I don't mean to cause a fight...
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Dynasty 4 Jul 08, 2017 12:48 PM
King
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Konas Jul 08, 2017 10:41 AM
Cr7
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lebomahike Jul 08, 2017 09:49 AM
Non other than Ronaldo
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Phumulong Jul 08, 2017 09:48 AM
mbappe
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jona_1@crossbones Jul 08, 2017 09:33 AM
Does this mean he's going to win it again ? Hahaha...
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Dizo15 Jul 08, 2017 09:29 AM
CR7 will win it to me it looks like to be named ballon.d'or you must win UEFA 1st.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Jul 08, 2017 08:06 AM
If Aubemeyang is frm UEROP maybe cld in top five bcz his frm Africa that why they put him in ten place and Mbappe perfom one season bt is above Aubemeyang while alwayz this guy his a Germany top scorer
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Makarios Jul 08, 2017 07:54 AM
1) CR7 2) Buffon 3) Messi Hail The King
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KingKMS Jul 08, 2017 07:43 AM
@Diski Legend hehe Hazard ahead of Aubeyamang and Griezman?
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Nuttylona Jul 08, 2017 07:27 AM
FC Barcelona always leads and de rest follow #3 out of 10 ie 30%.
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King filo Jul 08, 2017 05:44 AM
CR7
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Diski Legend Jul 08, 2017 05:40 AM
Mxm this is the striker rankings not Ballon d'or, I thought the Top 5 will be made of Messi, Ronaldo, Buffon, Hazard and Ramos
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rasehlwa kola Jul 08, 2017 04:50 AM
CR7 deserve it hands down

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