The Ballon d’Or is the award given to the best possible participant in the global each and every yr with Messi profitable it 5 occasions and Ronaldo 4.
But this may well be the yr he attracts stage after a surprising 2017.
This yr 30 avid gamers were nominated even though it’s most likely to move to one in every of the giant two.
You want to return to 2007 to discover a other winner when Kaka crowned Ronaldo and Messi – who completed 2d and 3rd respectively.
And the pair are anticipated to head the votes once more this yr with Ronaldo profitable the Champions League and La Liga double in May.
When is the 2017 Ballon d’Or awards?
The 62nd version Ballon d’Or might be hung on Thursday, December 7.
The ceremony kicks-off at 6.45pm GMT, 7.45pm native time.
Where is the 2017 Ballon d’Or awards?
The ceremony is held in Paris.
How to watch the Ballon d’Or online?
French information outlet L’Equipe’s devoted TV channel might be screening all the protection.
It can be proven on the France Football web page.
Express Sport will are living weblog the match.
Who will provide the Ballon d’Or?
Former Tottenham and Newcastle winger David Ginola will provide the awards ceremony.
Who will win the Ballon d’Or?
Cristiano Ronaldo is the giant favorite after some other shocking yr.
If he’s victorious he’ll sign up for Lionel Messi on 5 Ballon d’Ors.
Similarly if Messi comes 2d, he’ll sign up for Ronaldo on 5 2d puts.
Last yr Neymar got here 3rd and he might do once more.
The complete Ballon d’Or shortlist
Neymar – Paris Saint-Germain
N’Golo Kante – Chelsea
Luka Modric – Real Madrid
Paulo Dybala – Juventus
Marcelo – Real Madrid
Edin Dzeko – Roma
Harry Kane – Tottenham
David De Gea – Manchester United
Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich
Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City
Karim Benzema – Real Madrid
Pierre-Emerick Aubemyang – Borussia Dortmund
Edinson Cavani – Paris Saint-Germain
Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool
Luis Suarez – Barcelona
Jan Oblak – Atletico Madrid
Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid
Dries Mertens – Napoli
Radamel Falcao – Monaco
Sadio Mane – Liverpool
Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus
Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid
Toni Kroos – Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid
Eden Hazard – Chelsea
Leonardo Bonucci – AC Milan
Isco – Real Madrid
Lionel Messi – Barcelona
Mats Hummels – Bayern Munich
Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint-Germain
How do you win the Ballon d’Or
The Ballon d’Or is held via French Football mag and so they ask 173 newshounds from far and wide the global to vote.