19 year old Neymar was 10th on Ballon d’OR votes

Neymar Jr
Neymar Jr

19 year old Neymar finished 10th on the Ballon d’OR votes

Neymar, 29, has been one of the best player on the planet since the start of his career. He may not have won a Ballon d’OR but this fact will inspire you.

When Neymar was 19, he finished 10th on Ballon d’OR vote rankings. He is 5/7 year younger than Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.

At that time in 2011, Ronaldo and Messi were 26 and 24 respectively. Messi won the Ballon d’OR in 2011 while Ronaldo finished 2nd on the list.

Neymar has never won a Ballon d’OR but there is no doubt that he is one of the most skillful player of his generation.

Talking about Ballon d’OR, Messi and Ronaldo are ruling the prestigious award from last 11 years. Messi have won the most (6) Ballon d’OR titles while Ronaldo has 5 of them.

2020 Ballon d’OR were cancelled due to COVID-19. Robert Lewandowski would have won his first Ballon d’OR trophy if the pandemic doesn’t appeared.

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