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Ballon'OR Winners From 2000 - 2021 ; See Who Won It Lasts.

If the COVID pandemic hadn't forced the cancellation of the Ballon d'Or ceremony last year, Robert Lewandowski would almost definitely have won it.

As Bayern Munich won the treble in 2020, the striker led the Bundesliga with 34 goals and hit the back of the net 15 times in the Champions League.

The Ballon d'Or, which was judged by a panel of journalists, ran alongside FIFA from 2010 to 2015, when FIFA split to launch its own – and far less recognized – 'Best Player' award.

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated it since 2008, winning 11 of the 12 possible prizes, with Luka Modric breaking their duopoly in 2018.

Lewandowski is one among the favorites to win this year's competition, but Lionel Messi of Barcelona, the six-time winner, is the overwhelming favorite.

But how did the world of football look before Messi and Ronaldo? Since 2000, talkSPORT.com has been researching this topic.

It's also amazing to see who has made the top 10 list of world footballers every year since the millennium began.

1. Luis Figo (Barcelona and Real Madrid) - 2000

2. Michael Owen (Liverpool) - 2001

3. Ronaldo (Inter Milan and Real Madrid) - 2002.

4. Pavel Nedved (Juventus) - 2003.

5. Andriy Shevchenko (AC Milan) - 2004

6. Ronaldinho (Barcelona) - 2005

7. Fabio Cannavaro (Juventus and Real Madrid) - 2006

8. Kaka (AC Milan) - 2007

9. Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United) - 2008

10. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 2009.

11. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 2010

12. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 2011

13. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 2012

14. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - 2013

15. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - 2014

16. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 2015

17. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - 2016

18. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) - 2017

19. Luka Modric (Real Madrid) - 2018

20. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 2019

21. Ballon d’Or 2020 (cancelled due to COVID pandemic)

22. 2021 ?


All odds point to Lionel Messi defeating Robert Lewandowski for the award, but to put your mind at ease, the winner will be announced tonight by 10:00 p.m. on November 29, 2021.


Source: https://talksport.com/football/295081/ballon-dor-winners-top-10-players-lionel-messi-cristiano-ronaldo-robert-lewandowski-luka-modric-neymar/

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