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Mbappe Names His Five Ballon d'Or Favourites, Snubs Messi

Kylian Mbappe Names His Five Ballon d'Or Favourites, Snubs Lionel Messi

By David Kappel - Jul 23, 2018 08:02 PM @kappilinho

French teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe has revealed his five favourites to lift this year's Ballon d'Or, and while he included himself, he snubbed FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Tired of reading? Click through the gallery above to see Mbappe's 2018 Ballon d'Or favourites.

The 19-year-old, who was named the Young Player of the Tournament at the 2018 FIFA World Cup, recently had an exclusive interview with France Football.

The French publication gives out the prestigious Ballon d'Or award once a year, and Mbappe was asked who his favourites for the 2018 edition are.

He listed last year's winner Cristiano Ronaldo along with his Paris Saint-Germain teammate Neymar, World Cup Golden Ball winner Luka Modric and his France colleague Raphael Varane, before naming himself.

"To complete it, I think I would put myself, too," he told France Football.

However, there was no space for Messi, who has won the award five times.

In addition, Mbappe also snubbed France teammate Antoine Griezmann despite his heroics at the World Cup, after which he claimed the Silver Boot and the Bronze Ball, while he also lifted the UEFA Europa League trophy with Atletico Madrid.

Read: FIFA Announce Official Team Of The World Cup

France Football will announce their shortlist for the Ballon d'Or later this year.

Who do you think will win this year's Golden Ball? Have your say in the comments section below.


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nqobilemiphi@gmail.com Jul 25, 2018 06:34 AM
Good boy this boy is FOOTBALL just as Thobejane once said and I love His 5 Aside.
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motjakata Jul 24, 2018 12:11 PM
How can we argue this small boy's view? His views are influences by the fact that he wants to play for Real and the fact that he plays with Neymar. He is a boy nothinh else.
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lulikho Jul 24, 2018 09:59 AM
@Charisemmanuel@hotmail.co.za What came from the team that won the world cup? Ballon d'or? In 2010 & 2014 Argentina didn't win the World Cup but Messi won the Ballon d'or both those years...
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macuka Jul 24, 2018 07:41 AM
This is a joke
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Pirates_999 Jul 24, 2018 07:09 AM
Good Messi didn't do anything this year at least CR7 help his team to win UCL. Neymar doesn't deserve anything like Mbappe. I think this Ballon d'Or should be between Modric and Raphael since they both won the UCL and played in final
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Charisemmanuel@hotmail.co.za Jul 24, 2018 05:51 AM
through the years it came from the team that wins the world cup. therefore this year I nominate the following gents . Mbappe. Kante. Lloris. Griezman. Pogba.
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smo Jul 23, 2018 09:08 PM
Neymar?!! For what..
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smo Jul 23, 2018 09:08 PM
I feel for modic. Had he won the world cup then the dor was definately gon be his. He worked hard throughout the czn n the past years. Consistency will help varane but i think its way too early for him. So it is for mbape himself. Cr7..
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lwadzi Jul 23, 2018 09:06 PM
Cr7 will tyk it I blve
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Voltaire Jul 23, 2018 08:13 PM
The only thing that Mbappe will ever do better than Messi and Penaldo is winning the world cup which is a team effort so there is nothing he can do better those legends..
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Voltaire Jul 23, 2018 08:10 PM
Lol good one Mbappe, now I'm waiting for your real ballon d'Or favourites list.

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