10. Kaka: 550
2007 Golden Ball winner before the Messi/Ronaldo battle began. He won the Champions League in the year he was awarded the Golden Ball. To this day, the 41-year-old is still considered one of Brazil’s greatest players.
9. Michel Platini: 551 points
As a player, Platini won the Ballon d’Or three times in 1983, 1984 and 1985. This is an incredible achievement because others have won this honor three times, but the Frenchman is first midfielder to do that.
8. Franz Beckenbauer: 576 points
Beckenbauer is credited with inventing the libero role. It brought him 2 Golden Balls in 1972 and 1976.
7. Ronaldo: 600 points
Despite all the knee injuries, Ronaldo still won 2 Ballon d’Or in 1997 and 2002. Even while struggling with injuries throughout his career, Ronaldo still represented a number of top clubs. leaders in Europe such as AC Milan, Inter Milan, Real Madrid and Barcelona, scoring 298 goals in 455 appearances in the process.
6. Robert Lewandowski: 672 points
Lewandowski is said to be worthy of receiving a noble individual award after winning the C1 championship. Instead, he won 580 points in 2021, still losing to Messi. The reason why the Polish striker missed the Golden Ball was due to Covid-19, when the pandemic caused plans for the award ceremony to be canceled.
5. Virgil van Dijk: 679 points
The second player on this list has not yet won the Ballon d’Or. However, the Liverpool star picked up some big points by beating Messi in 2019. The last defender to win the award was Fabio Cannavaro in 2006 after helping Italy win the World Cup.
4. Zinedine Zidane: 715 points
After helping France win the 1998 World Cup as the star player of the tournament, Zidane won the Ballon d’Or later that year. He also finished third in the Ballon d’Or rankings in 1997.
3. Luka Modric: 837 points
The person who broke the dominance of Messi and Ronaldo in 2018 after helping Croatia reach the World Cup final. Modric has always performed admirably on the international stage, being the driving force behind Croatia’s outstanding performance in various tournaments, including the most recent World Cup in 2022, where they reached the semi-finals. even if Modric is past his prime years.
2. Lionel Messi: 3,574 points
He may have seven Golden Balls to his name, but Messi still hasn’t won the most points in the voting. In addition to winning the championship in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019 and 2021, Messi has finished second 5 times and third once.
1. Cristiano Ronaldo: 3,781 points
Ronaldo has won the most Ballon d’Or voting points in history. He has won the award 5 times (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017) and finished second 6 times. However, this year M10 can surpass CR7 when there is information that he will win his 8th title.
Thanh Vu | 06:53 October 20, 2023