Ballon d’Or 2018: Who Will Be Crowned between Salah, Ronaldo and Messi?

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Ballon d’Or 2018

Mo Salah has provided us with another amazing performance and the chance of being crowned as Ballon d’Or winner for 2018. For the first leg of the Champions League Mo slaughtered his former team Roma with an astonishing performance in a 5-2 fantastic semi-final. The Liverpool talisman scored two fantastic goals in the first half. In the second half, he also assisted two goals as Liverpool made the most of their first Champions League semi-final in over a decade.

To win France’s Ballon d’Or award Salah has to push past Real Madrid and Barcelona stars Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Although he can do this by leading the Reds to Champions League glory and impressing during this summer’s World Cup Finals.

Ballon d’Or Contenders

Contenders Odds

Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

11/8

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

2/1

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

7/4

Neymar (PSG)

16/1

Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)

25/1

David De Gea (Man United)

50/1

Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)

66/1

Harry Kane (Tottenham)

66/1

Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

66/1

Philippe Coutinho (Barcelona)

100/1

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

100/1

Luis Suarez (Barcelona)

100/1

Eden Hazard (Chelsea)

100/1

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)

100/1

Sergio Aguero (Man City)

100/1

Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

150/1

Edinson Cavani (PSG)

150/1

Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)

150/1

For six years in 2010, the Ballon d’Or award was known as the FIFA Ballon d’Or award when it merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year. Fifa paid £13m to merge the two awards together. The two La Liga stars Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were the big winners dominating the award across those six years. In 2016 the partnership deal was not renewed, decided by FIFA meaning the Ballon d’Or went back to its original title. Journalists were voting for the awards to be separate as they were originally created. A collection of journalists, national team coaches, captains and the fans all voted for The Best Fifa Mens Player to become an award, in which Ronaldo won in 2017.