Balloon D Or is an annual football award presented by French news magazine France football since 1956. Between 2010 and 2015 in an agreement with FIFA, the award was temporarily merged with the FIFA world player of the year and known as the FIFA BALLON D OR.
Every football player in the history of football want to be recognized as one the best football player, so due to this most of them put an hardwork and impressive form to be recognized as the best player.
Here in this article we are serving our viewers with the top 4 favourite player who could win the award in the upcoming ceremonial ballon d or award.
1.) Leo Messi
Lionel Andres Messi is a professional soccer player that plays as a forward for the PSG Football club in the France ligue 1 and Captains Argentina National team. The 7 times ballon d or winner has been in a great form so far this season, including his first World Cup he led his national team to, having lifted one of the few trophies that eluded him, Messi has now taken the lead in the ballon d or race in 2023.
Moreover, The PSG Star player has won the prestigious awards seven times in his career and looking forward to the eighth one. Also, he won the 2022 World Cup golden ball for the best player of the tournament. Messi was in a great form, scoring seven goals and registering three assists in the World Cup.
The Argentine star man has also been in a brilliant form for PSG, as well this season scoring 18 goals and registering 12 assists in 29 appearances in all competitions for the French Ligue 1 champions so far. If the PSG star player can continue on his best form and likely win the UCL with his team, he’s likely to stroll upward of the ballon d or list.
2.) Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe Lotin is a professional soccer player that plays as a forward for PSG FC in the French Ligue 1 and also For the France national team. The 24 year old is one of the recent best players in football known, with his sublime skills, strength and dribbling abilities. Mbappe scored a hatrick in the 2022 world cup final for France against Argentina, but later finished as a runner up in the 2022 World Cup, He won the highest goalscorer award in the competition is likely to win the ballon d or.
The PSG star player has been impressive for his team so far this season, Scoring 32 goals registering 3 assists in his 36 appearances across all competitions for the parisians.
The 24 year old french man, who recently broke Cavani’s record of 200 goals, to be the teams record goalscorer at PSG with a total of 201 goals. Also he is likely to win a major of couple trophies for his team like the UCL that could boost his chance in the 2023 ballon d or race this year.
3.) Erling haaland
Erling braunt haaland is a professional soccer player that plays as a striker for Manchester city FC in the EPL and also for the Norway national team. The Manchester city striker is another player on the list that should clearly be among the contenders of the ballon d or race in 2023.
Moreover, the Norwegian striker has been in a superb form this season for Manchester city and presently the top goalscorer of the EPL. The Manchester city star player has already scored a massive of 33 goals and registering 5 assists in all competitions for Manchester city this season.
However, the Manchester city forward might go on to win the prestigious award if he could win a major of couple trophies with Manchester city this season, regardless of his country qualification to the FIFA World Cup 2023.
4.) Victor Osimihen
Victor James Osimihen is a professional soccer player that plays as a striker for Napoli FC in the italia serie A and also for the Nigeria national team. The super eagles striker is another contender for the ballon d or this year.
Osimihen has been in a superb form for Luciano spaletti side so far this season, as he is presently the top goalscorer in the Italia serie A league. The Napoli forward has already scored a total of 21 goals and registering 3 assists in 31 appearances across all competitions for Napoli FC this season.
However, Nigeria's failure to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar might have hampered osimihen chances of winning the ballon d or. But if the super eagles striker can win a couple of major trophies for Napoli this season, he might just go on to win the individual price.
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