2024 Ballon d’Or Power Rankings: Mbappe and Haaland’s hopes fall

By Shyam
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Ballon D'Or

With the competition for the Golden Ball intensifying, which of the biggest names in the game are serious candidates and which are just pretenders?

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Lionel Messi earned his eighth Ballon d’Or after winning the 2023 trophy in Paris back in October, after a season that saw him finally win the World Cup. But the football world has moved on, and the pressure is now on as we get closer to finding out who will win in 2024.

It looks to be a fierce race as we approach the finish line. Most of the world’s top players will be participating in international competitions this campaign, including the European Championship and Copa America this summer, in addition to the normal ups and downs of the European domestic season.

How much of an impact would those international events have on the 2024 Ballon d’Or race, then, after a year dominated by the struggle between Messi’s tournament glory for Argentina and Erling Haaland’s season-long dominance at Manchester City?

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As more and more of the biggest names in the game move to emerging leagues throughout the globe, may we see the first victory by a player who plays club football outside of Europe.

Also Read: Who Will Win The 2024 Ballon d’Or?

We will be there to follow the competitors for the largest individual prize the game has to offer at every turn. Are you ready to ride along with us? Then go straight into our most recent Ballon d’Or 2024 Power Rankings update.

RankPlayerGoalsAssistsAchievements
1.Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid)2313Supercopa de Espana,
La Liga
2.Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)4716Trophee des Champions,
Ligue 1
3.Harry Kane (Bayern Munich)4413
4.Phil Foden (Manchester City)2310Club World Cup,
UEFA Super Cup
5.Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid)1911Supercopa de Espana,
La Liga
6.Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen)1821Bundesliga
7.Erling Haaland (Manchester City)346Club World Cup,
UEFA Super Cup
8.Rodri (Manchester City)1013Club World Cup,
UEFA Super Cup
9.Rodrygo (Real Madrid)188Supercopa de Espana,
La Liga
10.Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)1814
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Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.