Top Contenders for the Ballon d’Or 2020 if it was Not Called Off

By  //  November 4, 2020

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Are you a football enthusiast? Know about the top anticipated contenders for Ballon d’Or 2020 in case it has not been called off.

One of the most significant events in football’s history is the Ballon d’Or, wherein players are measured as per their pinnacle of success every year.

This year to the Ballon d’Or did not reward the top performers. Though Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated this event for a long time, there are quite other few players that showcased great talent this year.

Below we will be giving you a list of the top 10 football players that are likely to be nominated for the Ballon d’Or.

We will start with the 10th number and slowly proceed to the top to keep you rejuvenated throughout.

Sergio Ramos, Real Madrid:

Sergio Ramos is believed to be one of the best defenders Real Madrid has ever witnessed. Sergio Ramos has shown excellent performance this year, bundling quite a few credits to his name.

The player scored a total of eight magnificent goals and one assist. Towards the end of the season this year, Sergio Ramos has shown incredible bravery, scoring a couple of goals for the team, taking them to a good position.

Thiago Alcantara, Bayern Munich:

Thiago Alcantara is a renowned player for the Bayern Munich team having an excellent record throughout the season. Thiago Alcantara’s performance at the commencement of the season was fabulous, gaining colossal appreciation.

His performance has benefitted Bayern Munich to maintain a top-level throughout the season. Thiago has scored in three straight games offering Bayern Munich a lead right from the start. Thiago can transform the games that he plays to a great extent. You can find all the records of every player through the MSW mobile app to see the most prominent contenders.

Angel Di Maria, Paris Saint-German:

Angel Di Maria is one of the most renowned players in Paris Saint-German. At the age of 32, this player is looking forward to his second wave.

The player’s consistency has been ranked very high with innumerable fabulous performances for his team. Angel Di Maria is one of the most likely PSG players selected for the Ballon d’Or this year. His performance and assists rank highest in the team, taking it to victory.

Ciro Immobile, Lazio:

Ciro Immobile is one of the most underrated players this year. Still, seeing his excellent performance this year, there are many chances this Lazio sensation can make it to the top ranks for the Ballon d’Or awards.

Ciro has performed overwhelmingly well, scoring almost 27 goals in the entire season, one of the highest in all European leagues this season.

Ciro is Series A top scorer at the age of 30, which we hear significantly less. Ciro has been able to keep up his performance from the initial days of the tournament, making him one of the most favorite contenders for the Ballon d’Or rankings.

Kylian Mbappe, Paris Saint German:

Kylian Mbappe has raised to be one of the most excellent performing players with 12 goals this season. Mbappe also has eight assists to his name. When combined with the goals that he has scored this season, no player has it.

Though the player’s performance is not that good in the Champions League, all fans are still quite pleased with his performance throughout the season’s league.

The player could not start his 2nd leg of the Champions League leg due to illness, which also had harmed his performance. Seeing all this, we can elect Kylian Mbappe as one of the tough competitors for this year’s Ballon d’Or.

Neymar Da Silva Santos Jr., Paris Saint German:

Neymar is one of the best players the world has ever seen. Neymar’s new club journey, Paris Saint-German, has been incredible so far though he has not spent so much time.

For a few years now, Neymar has been a top contender for the Ballon d’Or awards, but due to two reasons, Neymar could not make it to the top. The first reason being his fitness, and the second reason is his team performance in the Champions League.

Neymar’s performance this year has been overwhelming, guiding his team to the quarter-finals. Though the player had faced a rib injury, he made sure he didn’t miss any crucial games.

Robert Lewandowski, Bayern Munich:

Lewandowski is a great Bayern Munich player who has been believed to be the scariest No.9 for Bayern Munich so far. This player has nine goals to his name this season and is one of the top contenders for the Ballon d’Or awards.

He has also provided three top assists to his team, taking them to the top rankings this season. Robert Lewandowski did all this in just eight games, which is marvelous and also the reason why we think he is the favorite contender for the awards this year.

Lionel Messi, Barcelona:

As we all know, Lionel Messi is the king of football and has owned the Ballon d’Or awards for quite some time now. This year, Messi scored a hat trick against Real Betis, which paved his path to lead over all other top players.

Even when the player is not scoring, his assists are marvelous in keeping his team on the top rankings. Messi is a perfect contender for Ballon d’Or 2020, seeing his excellent performance, which keeps getting better every year.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Juventus:

Ronaldo is one player whose performance keeps on improving every year. Right from his start in Manchester a few years back to his present Juventus team, his performance has taken a massive leap, which is unbelievable.

Ronaldo this year has scored in his straight nine games, which makes him one of the favorite contenders for the Ballon d’Or. Cristiano has managed to score only ten goals between August and September, which is relatively less when compared to such a masterpiece player.

Josip Ilicic, Atlanta:

This year, the best player has to be Josip Ilicic from Atlanta, with 14 goals this season. Out of the 14 goals, he has scored 5 in the Champions League round of 16.

What is remarkable is no one till now has scored this many goals this year. Also, no one has scored the number of hat tricks this year as compared to Josip. Josip has two hat tricks to his name this year, which is the highest so far. Seeing such a thrilling performance, Josip is one of the biggest contenders for the Ballon d’Or 2020.


The Ballon d’Or is one of the most reliable and respected award events offering the greatest football players the right platform to showcase their achievements. Mentioned above are the top 10 contenders that have chances to win this prestigious award this year.