Messi Behind N’Golo Kante, Ronaldo Drops Down To 5th: Latest Ballon d’Or Favorites

As Euro 2020 and Copa America competitions now getting into the final stages, players from all over keep fighting to be regarded as ‘among the best in the world.’

Because of the interesting results from International football in recent weeks, there have been changes to our Ballon d’Or favorites too.

Despite France’s elimination from the tournament at the hands of Switzerland, Chelsea and French star N’Golo Kante remains our favorite to claim the award because you can’t really blame the Chelsea midfielder for his national side’s embarrassing loss.

On the other hand, Lionel Messi is still in second as he continues to impress with Argentina at the 2021 Copa America. The FC Barcelona captain’s brace and an assist helped the Albiceleste defeat Bolivia 4-1 on Monday night to qualify for the tournament’s quarter-final.

There’s also one major change in the top five with Romelu Lukaku, who made it to the Euro quarter-final with Belgium replacing Kylian Mbappe in fourth place after the latter missed a crucial penalty against Switzerland.

Meanwhile, Ruben Dias has forced Harry Kane out of the top 10 as the Tottenham striker hasn’t really impressed with England at the Euro so far, though he managed to score his first goal of the tournament as England beat Germany to book their place in the last 8. Bruno Fernandes also stays out of the top 10 after being unable to score or assist a goal for Portugal in the Euros prior to their elimination.

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Full List Of The Latest Ballon d’Or Favorites So Far

1. N’Golo Kante

Stats For 2021

  • 30 apps
  • 1 assist
  • Champions League won

Competitions left

  • UEFA Super Cup
  • UEFA Nations League

2. Lionel Messi

Stats For 2021

  • 32 goals
  • 11 assists
  • Copa del Rey won

Competitions left

  • Copa America

3. Robert Lewandowski

Stats For 2021

  • 31 goals
  • 3 assists
  • Bundesliga won
  • Club World Cup won

Competitions left

  • German Super Cup

4. Romelu Lukaku

Stats For 2021

  • 20 goals
  • 7 assists
  • Serie A won

Competitions left

  • Euro 2020

5. Cristiano Ronaldo

Stats for 2021

  • 27 goals
  • 4 assists
  • Italian Cup won

Other Top-10 Ballon d’Or Favorites Right Now

6. Kylian Mbappe – 29 goals, 5 assists.

7. Kevin De Bruyne – 10 goals, 9 assists.

8. Karim Benzema – 21 goals, 5 assists.

9. Luis Suarez – 13 goals, 2 assists.

10. Ruben Dias – Premier League Player of the Season.

Note: This is a ranking formulated by our editors. It has no affiliation to France Football, the outlet that awards the Ballon d’Or.

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