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5 Leading Contenders For The Ballon D'Or

5 Leading Contenders For The Ballon D'Or

By Kurt Buckerfield - Aug 01, 2017 11:43 AM @KurtLaduma

With the 2017 Ballon d'Or winner set to be announced in December, Sportskeeda have compiled a five-man list of who they think are the leading challengers for the accolade!

Click through the mini-gallery above to see the leading contenders for the 2017 Ballon d'Or, according to Sportskeeda.

The publication listed the frontrunners for the award in order, with French wonderkid Kylian Mbappe at fifth place. The 18-year-old Monaco striker was instrumental in his side's league-winning campaign, scoring 26 goals and assisting 14 further strikes in 44 games last season. Sportskeeda, however, believe he might not have done enough to win the Ballon d'Or.

Neymar features in fourth place, despite Spanish giants FC Barcelona only winning the Copa del Rey in the previous campaign. The Brazilian did notch up 20 goals and a further 27 assists, though, and with a move to Paris Saint-Germain in this transfer window likely, he could go on to score and create a lot more goals.

Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon is in third place. Many fans feel that if Juventus had beaten Real Madrid in last season's UEFA Champions League final, Buffon would have been a shoo-in to win the Ballon d'Or.

Many still believe the legendary goalkeeper should be in with a shout, although, in recent years, it has become more common to see attacking players win the award. Namely, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.

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The Argentine is in second place in Sportkeeda's standings, having contributed with 54 goals and 19 assists in all competitions for the Catalan giants last season. Ronaldo, unsurprisingly, is leading the way for the accolade as he led Los Blancos to both La Liga and UCL success in the previous campaign.

Do you agree with Sportkeeda's 2017 Ballon d'Or ranking? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Binda_Bucks1 Joined: 27 Apr 2015
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Binda_Bucks1 Aug 04, 2017 07:59 AM
King Cr7 all the best
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MR E Joined: 17 Apr 2012
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MR E Aug 04, 2017 02:33 AM
This season I will give it to ronaldo
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Khanyile Linda Aug 03, 2017 09:17 AM
Cabanga umhlaba mkhulu kangakanani kodwa ebholeni kuphethe abafana ababili kuphela kungani kungabhekisiswa lento i Spain sodwa esilawula le baloon d or yakho kanjani i Germany,england,france,portuga l,etc. Kungani kunga khethwa ngeqiniso lapha
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Khanyile Linda Aug 03, 2017 09:17 AM
Cabanga umhlaba mkhulu kangakanani kodwa ebholeni kuphethe abafana ababili kuphela kungani kungabhekisiswa lento i Spain sodwa esilawula le baloon d or yakho kanjani i Germany,england,france,portuga l,etc. Kungani kunga khethwa ngeqiniso lapha
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Khanyile Linda Aug 03, 2017 09:10 AM
CR7 IS DA BEST NO MATTER WHAT PEOPLE SAY HE ALSO DESERVE TO PROTECT HS BALOON D O'r HE WON MAJOR TROPHIES LAST CAMPAIGN WHO ELSE DO U THINK CAN WIN EXCEPT MBAPPE
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#eddie Aug 01, 2017 11:12 PM
As far as I'm concerned the ballon d'or is not issued correctly.....they must not look at wat a player won(trophies) during that particular season....they must look at the perfomance he gave during the season!!....as far as I'm concerned for last season .....messi was the best in terms of goals and assists and many more.....so tel me who deserves the ballon d'or???
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Schweinstriker_31 Aug 01, 2017 09:48 PM
wow 54 goals and 19 assists, just give this man ballon d'or
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Faysal Aug 01, 2017 08:20 PM
Who cares the GOAT have enough balons in his locked room
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chinyama Aug 01, 2017 04:08 PM
Ronaldo
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m3nga's Aug 01, 2017 04:05 PM
this time it goes to ronaldo even though i don't like him..
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Shepherd Mtetwa Aug 01, 2017 02:16 PM
One horse race(RONALDO) then others follow
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jinks Aug 01, 2017 02:01 PM
This obviously belongs to the king of crucial goals.
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sya90 Aug 01, 2017 01:45 PM
Its ovious....lunch bar (CR7) everybody knwz dat!!
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Spiro Valdez Aug 01, 2017 01:21 PM
Ronaldo , Buffon and Mbappe in that particular order
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Ntsunda11 Aug 01, 2017 12:57 PM
The King CR7
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zinho_mao1st Aug 01, 2017 12:50 PM
Ronaldo's
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Lacostemsn Aug 01, 2017 12:44 PM
This one cr7 5-5
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Soni_JX Aug 01, 2017 12:23 PM
If justice would be the winner.....Gigi deserves it. Other than that, following measure of success by outcomes.....commercially and technically CR7 this one is his. With the rest, they are just adding numbers.
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besttriomsn@gmail.com Aug 01, 2017 12:23 PM
Mbappe really? Even Penaldo doesn't deserve it...Only Lionel Messi that deserve Ballon Do'R
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Babewami Aug 01, 2017 12:19 PM
Mbappe won the lig he should be in the 2nd place

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