Ballon d’Or Power Rankings: Cristiano Ronaldo Drifts Further Away!

Ballon d'Or Power Rankings

With the season nearing its end, we have come up with the latest update of the Ballon d’Or power rankings. Here is a look at the biggest possibilities to win the Ballon d’Or at the end of the current year.

At the moment, Kylian Mbappe is the most likely candidate to win the prestigious award as he has overtaken Robert Lewandowski is this our latest Ballon d’Or power rankings.

The young Frenchman was pivotal in Paris Saint-Germain’s triumph against defending champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-finals.

In the same vein, Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi has helped his side to a title the last couple of weeks and has leapfrogged the Bayern Munich ace.

The Argentine netted a brace in Barca’s 4-0 victory over Atletico Bilbao on April 17 to bring the Copa del Rey trophy to Camp Nou this year.

Red-hot Manchester City star, Gundogan, meanwhile, claimed his first title for this season after winning the Carabao Cup over Tottenham on Sunday. The German midfielder moves ahead of Karim Benzema, who failed to find the next against Betis last weekend. While Erling Haaland continues to keep a place in the top 5 as he remains in 4th position.

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Updated Ballon d’Or Power Rankings – Full List Of Contenders

Below is a full list of the top 10 Ballon d’Or contenders for 2021

1. Kylian Mbappe

Stats for 2021

  • 23 goals
  • 3 assists
  • French Supercup won

Competitions left

  • Ligue 1
  • French Cup
  • Champions League
  • Euro 2020

2. Lionel Messi

Stats for 2021

  • 23 goals
  • 9 assists
  • Copa del Rey won

Competitions left

  • La Liga
  • 2021 Copa America

3. Robert Lewandowski

Stats for 2021

  • 23 goals
  • 3 assists
  • Club World Cup won

Competitions left

  • Bundesliga
  • Euro 2020

4. Erling Haaland

Stats for 2021

  • 20 goals
  • 9 assists

Competitions left

  • Bundesliga
  • German Cup

5. Ilkay Gundogan

Stats for 2021

  • 12 goals
  • 4 assists
  • EFL Cup won

Competitions left

  • Premier League
  • Champions League
  • Euro 2020

Other Top 10 Candidates Right Now

6. Karim Benzema – 15 goals, 3 assists.

7. Antoine Griezmann – 13 goals, 9 assists.

8. Romelu Lukaku – 12 goals, 6 assists.

9. Cristiano Ronaldo – 16 goals, 3 assists.

10. Bruno Fernandes – 10 goals, 6 assists

N/B: This ranking is not an official ranking from France Football, neither does it have any affiliation to the awards governing body!

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