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Ballon d'Or power rankings: Jorginho moves to top 5, Messi remains first, according to Goal

The prestigious award was cancelled in 2020 following the Covid 19 pandemic. 

However, the award is back in 2021 and the top players are playing their part with the goal of winning the biggest individual award. 

Without out further ado let us take a look at the Ballon d'Or power rankings according to Goal. 

#10 Federico Chiesa 

The Italian superstar played a vital role in Italy's EURO 2020 triumph. As a big game player, he had a stellar performance in the final against England. 

#9 Erling Halaand

The Norwegian star did not feature in NY international tournament this summer, but his goal scoring records will not be forgotten by the Ballon d'Or voters. 

#8 Cristiano Ronaldo 

The Portuguese star bagged 5 goals in 4 matches before his side was eliminated in the Euros. He won the EURO 2020 Golden Boot award and would be a top contender if he finishes 2021 with a more stellar performance. 

#7 Kevin De Bruyne 

The Belgium midfield maestro is no doubt arguably the best midfielder in the world. Although, his hopes of winning an international trophy would have to wait after being knocked out by European Champions, Italy in the quarter-final

#6 Kylian Mbappe 

Kylian Mbappe may have missed the penalty that sent France out of the Euros but his performance at Allianz Arena and Camp Nou in the Champions League will not be forgotten so easily. 

#5 Romelu Lukaku 

Romelu Lukaku helped Inter ended Juventus Scudetto streak after finishing as the highest goal scorer for his club. 

#4 Ngolo Kante 

Ngolo Kante can never be left out after producing a stellar performance for both England and France. His tackling and interceptive ability helped Chelsea to lift their second Champions League title 

#3 Jorginho

The Italian midfielder became the 10th player to win both the Euros and the Champions League in the same year. He could win the Ballon d'Or just as Modric did in 2018. 

#2 Robert Lewandowski 

Lewandowski exitted the Euros at an early stage but had a brilliant 2020/21 season with Bayern Munich and that could help him in claiming the prestigious award. The Bayern Munich superstar is the second highest goal contributor in 2021

#1 Lionel Messi 

Lionel Messi finally lifted an international trophy after beating Brazil 1-0 in the Copa America final. A moment millons of fans have been waiting for. He was the top goal scorer, top assist provider and also won the player of the tournament. It is almost sure that the Argentine superstar is on the verge of claiming the award for the seventh time. 

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