Previous Ballon d'Or winners
Modric Ballon d'Or
Modric is the most recent Ballon d'Or winner, breaking the Messi and Ronaldo duality of the last 10 years. Ronaldo was named in second place, with Griezmann in third.
Year Winner Second place Third place
2018 Luka Modric Cristiano Ronaldo Antoine Griezmann
2017 Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Neymar
2016 Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Antoine Griezmann
2015 Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Neymar
2014 Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Manuel Neuer
2013 Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Franck Ribery
2012 Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Andres Iniesta
2011 Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Xavi
2010 Lionel Messi Andres Iniesta Xavi
2009 Lionel Messi Cristiano Ronaldo Xavi
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi Fernando Torres
2007 Kaka Cristiano Ronaldo Lionel Messi
2006 Fabio Cannavaro Gianluigi Buffon Thierry Henry
2005 Ronaldinho Frank Lampard Steven Gerrard
2004 Andriy Shevchenko Deco Ronaldinho
2003 Pavel Nedved Thierry Henry Paolo Maldini
Winner, runner up and third place respectively....
So who has the highest chance of winning this year
Cristiano Ronaldo have the highest chance of winning it. I believe he deserve it considering how he has adapted to life in Turin and scored all 6 of their knockout stage goals. Not only that he was key to them winning the league once more and scored the only goal in the final of the cup against Ac Milan. He was the nation league and serial A player of the season. For me he deserve it.
Lionel Messi Have the highest hance to win this year Ballo d'or ahead of Van Dijk and Ronaldo base on the fact that he beat the most rated person (Van Dijk) for the convented price to FIFA player of the year. Although Ronaldo was superb in the year but the contest will be Between Messi and Van Dijk and I can unaguably tip Lionel Messi for the award.
CR7 stands a better chance to win the balloon d'or this year than messi and van dijk,with having a great success and achievement throughput the year,winning the uefa nations cup,the Italian serie A and copa Italia,even though he has less goals and assist unlike messi,but cristiano Rinaldo has proved his mark by being the all time champions league highest scorer,Portugal all time highest goal scorer and also Italian serie A best player.
the FIFA world best player was given to Lionel Messi last month while Virgil van Dijk won the European best player of the year so this time around I think Ronaldo deserves the title cos he won a couple of titles last season including UEFA nations league so he deserves it.
It's quite difficult to predict the winner of the ballon d'or this year because the likes of Ronaldo, Virgil, & Messi have been quite outstanding recently. But Messi and Ronaldo have equal chances of winning it this year, and their rival Virgil has a low chance as well in that Virgil is a defender and its really difficult for him to emerge as the winner. So I think all eyes should be on the 5 time winner's.
Lionel Messi has the best chance of winning the balloon dior, Haven been the best striker in the 2018/2019 season in Europe, laliga and the champions league, he stands shoulder high above other, also he led Argentina to the semi final of the copa Americans, he is most suitable for the awards, presently he is the FIFA best player of the year
I believe Ronaldo has the highest chance of winning the prestigious award. He was the highest goal scorer in Italy, he won the Italian league, messi did the Same, but Ronaldo won a trophy with his country, something Lionel Messi failed to achieve with Argentina. So I think Ronaldo will win it
The boys are doing well and I hope you believe Ronaldo will surely win this one. While Van Djik and Messi will come second and third respectively. C. Ronaldo is playing well this season and has more appearance this season than Messi. I wish him good luck
Leo. This year's ballon d'or will definitely go to Lionel Messi. Ronaldo managed to find his fitting in Turin and Portugal and Van Dijk was also went great lengths with Liverpool and Netherlands. But individually, in terms of stats Messi greatly outweighs them both.
I personally feel like VVD has a very high possibility to win the next one considering his recent form and his achievements from the previous season.And the fact that LM10's FC Barca was knocked out by Liverpool.it got to count for something
For me am in support of lionell Messi. He is a very good strategic and talented player, although christiano Ronaldo plays quite well but I still feel it can't be measured to messi
All things being, CR7 has more upper hand than Van Dirk and Messi. With his World Cup and Champions League performance, he's good to go but with FIFA and their 'wuruwuru' I see Messi clinching it again.
All these boys are doing well, and I believe Ronaldo will surely win this one. Firstly, he won the Italian league. Although messi did the same as well. and he his the Highest goal scorer in Italy. But what give me hope that Ronaldo will win this prestigious Award is that Ronaldo won a Trophy with his Country, while Lionel messi failed to do this. That is why I think Ronaldo is going to have the award.
Messi already won this year Ballon D'or with Van Djik and Ronaldo as runner up
With every outstanding performance I acknowledge Messi to be 100% eligible for the Balon D'or award
Messi has the upper hand at the moment considering the outcome of the FIFA best award where he scooped the FIFA award.
But I wish van dijk of Liverpool wins it because of his performance in the throughout last season and champions league.
All the players are good for the ballon d'or but I give my vote to CR7. He deserved to be the winner this year because he is perfectly doing great this season and even last season too,so he deserves it.
To predict this year's ballon d'or winner is quite tricky.well,I think the award is going to Lionel Messi since he beat Virgil van dijk to FIFA best,he also played really well in the champions League last season and with his amazing free kick against Liverpool.
Lionel Messi deserves the ballon d'or award this year.
Van Dijk as Europe best supposed to be a huge plus, but based on the history of this award.. English based players are hardly given the award..
Because of this, I see CR7 and LM10 being the big contenders too
Well I think van dijk has done tremendously well in this past years and therefore be crowned the winner of this year, but it's difficult to see a defender winning it nowadays.
Lionel messi has the higher chance of winning it, after scooping the UEFA FORWARD OF THE YEAR and The FIFA BEST AWARD, who else deseeves it more than him, the highest goal scorer of the UCL. No much Epistle the real G.O.A.T deserves it and I believe he will be rightfully given. LM10 THE REAL G.O.A.T
I believe cristiano Ronaldo has the highest chance in winning the prestigious award consider what he did this year winning the nations league , Seria A, Italian super cup . Undoubtedly the greatest of all time. So he deserves the award as he was instrumental for his teams in winning those awards being top scorer for Juventus on route to the Seria a title , top scorer for Portugal on route to winning the nations league title.
This year's own is going to be really sketchy. Ronald adjust quickly in Turin and his country is flying high with him and Messi on the other hand is also phenomenal on his own end, but dnt still have the same luck with Cr7 wen it comes to country!
But I feel Cr7 deserves it, to be able to adapt to a big club, win a trophy for His country and other records he has set both last season and this one
Lionel Messi got the highest chance of winning this year balon d'or with the following break down in 2018/2019 season..
La Liga best player, La Liga top scorer, Champions league top scorer and even winning champions league best forward at the just concluded UEFA award.
He also have highest freekick goal through out the last season.
From own point of view Lionel Messi has the highest chance of winning the Ballon d'or this year cause of his breakthrough and outstanding performance last season..Already he won the uefa forward of the season,FIFA best player of the year,laliga player of the season,european golden boot and many more..I see him.winning the award ahead of ronaldo and van dijk
Yes Virgil van dijk is good, Lionel Messi had a good season apart from the ending, Cristiano Ronaldo prove why he's one of the best so think he deserves it
We have to give it to Lionel Messi because of his form last season Ronaldo also did well last season but if we take a look at the goals and assists Messi had last season compared to Cristiano's records last season its way much better Ronaldo's, So for that reason I believe Messi had the better chance of winning this coming Ballon d' or because goals and assists has been a major factor to how both players have won it in the last decade I won't be surprise if Messi takes this because he deserve this much better than any other player
Christiano Ronaldo is capable of winning the bollon d'or. Juventus star Ronaldo had a similarly disappointing season on a personal level, having finished the season as his club's top scorer but not the top scorer in Serie A, but remains 25/1 to win the Ballon d'Or for a sixth time.
I think the answer to this question is really obvious
Lionel Messi has the highest goal stats in the Champions league and who else deserves this as well as him