UNOFFICIAL: Ronaldo Snubbed In A Shocking Top 30 Ballon d’Or List

UNOFFICIAL: Ronaldo Snubbed In A Shocking Top 30 Ballon d'Or List

Once again Cristiano Ronaldo has been overlooked as the world’s best player of 2020 in an unofficial poll consisting of 30 players. Cristiano Ronaldo was clearly snubbed in the top 3 of the unofficial Ballon d’Or list, ranking the Juventus superstar as only the world’s fifth-best player of 2020 in the poll.

The 36-year-old managed 41 goals and eight assists in 2020 for club and country. Ronaldo also beat Lionel Messi for second-place in the FIFA Best Player of the Year award behind Robert Lewandowski. But then missed out on a potential sixth Ballon d’Or when France Football canceled the award for the year 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Recently, votes from 128 journalists from 102 countries have been used by FourFourTwo magazine to do its own version of the Ballon d’Or. Each voter had to select a top 5 list of their best players in 2020 using the following points system;

  • 1st – 6 points
  • 2nd – 4 points
  • 3rd – 3 points
  • 4th – 2 points
  • 5th – 1 point
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Top 30 Ballon d’Or List Of 2020

Below is the top 30 Ballon d’Or list of 2020 by FourFourTwo magazine.

PosPlayerClubPoints
1Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich561
2Kevin De BruyneManchester City120
3Sadio ManeLiverpool113
4Lionel MessiBarcelona101
5Cristiano RonaldoJuventus98
6Manuel NeuerBayern Munich69
7Virgil van DijkLiverpool67
8Kylian MbappePSG64
9Joshua KimmichBayern Munich59
10NeymarPSG48
11Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund43
12Mohamed SalahLiverpool42
13Thomas MullerBayern Munich36
14Sergio RamosReal Madrid27
15Serge GnabryBayern Munich23
16Thiago AlcantaraLiverpool23
17Ciro ImmobileLazio21
18Son Heung-minTottenham18
19Alphonso DaviesBayern Munich15
20Romelu LukakuInter Milan14
21Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool13
22Karim BenzemaReal Madrid11
23Bruno FernandesManchester United10
24Alisson BeckerLiverpool7
25MarquinhosPSG4
26Leon GoretzkaBayern Munich3
27Andrew RobertsonLiverpool3
28Harry KaneTottenham2
29Jordan HendersonLiverpool1
30Angel Di MariaPSG0
Unofficial Ballon d’Or list of 2020 according to ranking

Despite the list done by voting, it’s unfair to see Cristiano Ronaldo lavishing at 5th upon running up for the FIFA Best Player of the Year award in 2020. But it is what it is!

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