- Ballon d'Or 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win fifth award
- Ballon d'Or 2017 results: Complete 30-man shortlist ranked from Mertens to Ronaldo
- Ballon d'Or 2017 results: Top 10 revealed – Ronaldo wins, Messi second, Neymar third
- Top 10 players of 2017 Ballon d'Or revealed
Ballon d'Or 2017: Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi to win fifth award
The Ballon d'Or was the 62nd annual award recognising the best male footballer in the world for Cristiano Ronaldo won the award on 7 December .2017
Here, we've taken the 30 shortlisted players and ranked them in order of how strong their calendar year was — and therefore how strong their claim is for the award. Domestic, continental and international football all counts, and remember it's over the course of the year, not the season. Coutinho's reputation in the game soared this past summer following Barcelona's avid chase for his signature, and to be frank, that's probably the main reason he's made the man shortlist. His best spell of form came just prior to Christmas in , when he blew the doors off Premier League teams, but he then got injured, was slow to begin and missed game-time this term due to his transfer saga. Joining Coutinho in the "only here because of reputation" stakes is De Gea.
By Ajay Rose For Mailonline. Chelsea's tireless midfielder added to his PFA Player of the Year award with a slot at number eight in the rankings, the highest of any Premier League player, with Luka Modric 5 the only centre midfielder above him. Kane was the tenth-highest ranked nominee, but tellingly, the only forwards he trailed were Robert Lewandowski 9 , Kylian Mbappe 7 , Neymar 3 , Lionel Messi 2 and Cristiano Ronaldo 1 , suggesting the Tottenham striker truly ranks among the world's elite forwards. Tottenham striker Harry Kane was the tenth-highest ranked nominee at the Ballon d'Or Chelsea's tireless midfielder N'Golo Kante came two players ahead of Kane in eighth place. Six of the 30 names on this year's Ballon d'Or top 30 come from the Premier League, two less than the eight names that graced 's list, but of those names, De Bruyne is the only player from England's top flight to rank inside the top 30 in and
Victory took the year-old Portugal international level with year-old Argentine Messi, who won the most recent of his five awards in
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With no club trophies being handed out in December, attention can turn to one of football's most coveted awards. As of now, only France daily L'Equipe's dedicated TV channel will be screening the coverage of the event. Unsurprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were among the stand-out names on the man shortlist released back in October. Spain's La Liga accounts for more than a third of the shortlist 11 , while seven Premier League players made the cut. The award is on behalf of France Football magazine and the prestigious prize is selected by a group of journalists from around the world.
Tottenham striker Harry Kane has been named on the man shortlist for the Ballon d'Or award given to the world's best player. Chelsea midfielder Eden Hazard is among six other Premier League players picked by France Football magazine for the prestigious prize. Kane, 24, has been picked on the shortlist for the first time after scoring 43 goals in 37 games for club and country in Wales forward Bale, 28, has only scored five goals for Real Madrid this year, struggling for form and fitness at the end of last season. Real Madrid forward Ronaldo, 32, beat Barcelona's Messi to win the award for a fourth time last year. Messi, 30, has claimed the prize on five occasions, while no player other than the Argentine or his Portuguese rival has won since Brazil midfielder Kaka in Get latest scores and headlines sent straight to your phone, sign-up to our newsletter and learn where to find us on online.
The Portuguese international came ahead of Barcelona star man Lionel Messi and Paris Saint Germain forward Neymar to win the prestigious award for the second time in a row. France Football and L'Equipe, who organise the award ceremony, started off by releasing the names of the five players who are ranked 30th to 25th on the list of players nominated for the award. They further revealed the names of players according to their ranks in ascending order. In the end it all came down to Ronaldo, Messi and Neymar, from whom the year-old emerged victorious. Cristiano Ronaldo:??
Ballon d'Or 2017 results: Complete 30-man shortlist ranked from Mertens to Ronaldo
Ballon d'Or 2017 results: Top 10 revealed – Ronaldo wins, Messi second, Neymar third
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The Ballon d'Or was the 62nd annual award recognising the best male footballer in the world for Cristiano Ronaldo won the award on 7 December equalling the highest tally of Ballons D'Or in history, sharing the honour with Lionel Messi. The 30 nominees for the award were announced on 9 October From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. France Football in French.
Victory took the year-old Portugal international level with year-old Argentine Messi, who won the most recent of his five awards in Ronaldo added the Ballon d'Or to those he won in , , and , and Messi is the only other recipient of the award since And I want to thank the rest of the people who helped me reach this level. After helping Portugal win Euro , he scored 42 goals for Real in all competitions as they won their 33rd La Liga title and 12th European Cup. He scored twice in a Champions League final win over Juventus and netted 25 times in 29 league games as Los Blancos finished three points ahead of Barcelona. It has been awarded by France Football every year since , but for six years it became the Fifa Ballon d'Or in association with world football's governing body and was awarded to the world's best player. The France international won his second successive top-flight title last season and was named both the PFA and Football Writers' player of the year.
Top 10 players of 2017 Ballon d'Or revealed
Please refresh the page and retry. The Real Madrid forward was named the winner of France Football's prestigious award at a ceremony in Paris on Thursday. Messi finished second in the voting while Neymar, who joined Paris St Germain in a world-record transfer deal this summer, was third. Chelsea's N'Golo Kante was eighth in the voting, the highest-placed of the seven Premier League players nominated. The Portugal international has scored a total of 49 goals in all competitions for club and country, and became the first player in Champions League history to score in each of his club's group-stage matches.