Winning the Ballon d’Or is the dream of every professional football player. To Win the Ballon d’Or a player most perform outstandingly for both club and country.
The performance of some footballers this season has shown that they’re great contenders of the 2022 Ballon d’Or. Below are the top 10 favorites to win the Ballon d’Or this year.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is the only defender that made the top 10 list. The Liverpool right-back has been wonderful for his team this season.
9. Phil Foden
Phil Foden has established himself as one of the most dangerous attackers in football. Phil Foden has played a crucial role in Manchester City’s success this season.
Vinicius Junior is currently enjoying the best season of his football career. The Brazil international is one of the best performing footballers in the world right now.
Kevin De Bruyne is one of the best nidfielders in the world. He has scored 15 goals and registered 13 assists for Manchester City this season.
6. Sadio Mane
Sadio Mane is a great contender of the Ballon d’Or this year. Winning the African Cup of Nations and the Carabao Cup has given Sadio Mane an advantage.
5. Luka Modric
Luka Modric has been a standout player in every match he plays. He is the only footballer to have won the Ballon d’Or in the Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi era.
4. Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe is currently the most dangerous attacker in the football world. The Paris Saint-Germain star has scored 42 goals and registered 27 assists this term.
3. Mohamed Salah
Mohamed Salah is one out of the three Liverpool players that made the top 10 list. The Egyptian forward is one of the best football players in the world.
2. Robert Lewandowski
Robert Lewandowski is one of the favorites to win the Ballon d’Or after missing out on the award last year. The Polish striker has scored 53 goals for club and country this season.
1. Karim Benzema
Karim Benzema is the number one favorite win the 2022 Ballon d’Or. The Frenchman has scored 42 goals and registered 14 assists this season.