Current Ballon d’Or ‘Power Rankings’ reveal unexpected number one

Robert Lewandowski has topped the latest Ballon d’Or power rankings – while Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are second and fourth respectively.

Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski recently finished the Bundesliga season having notched an astonishing 34 goals in 31 games.

 

As a result, Goal have placed him top of their current Ballon d’Or rankings and favourite to scoop up the award in December.

Ronaldo and Messi meanwhile are in the top five, with Kevin De Bruyne and Thomas Muller also featuring.

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Check out the entire top 20 below.

20. Ciro Immobile (Lazio & Italy)

19. Josip Ilicic (Atalanta & Slovenia)

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18. Timo Werner (RB Leipzig & Germany)

17. Alphonso Davies (Bayern Munich & Canada)

16. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool & England)

15. Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich & Germany)

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14. Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United & Portugal)

13. Sadio Mane (Liverpool & Senegal)

12. Jordan Henderson (Liverpool & England)

11. Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen & Germany)

10. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund & England)

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9. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain & France)

8. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund & Norway)

7. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain & Brazil)

6. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid & France)

5. Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich & Germany)

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4. Lionel Messi (Barcelona & Argentina)

3. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City & Belgium)

2. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus & Portugal)

1. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich & Poland)

 

Ronaldo and Messi have both restarted the season in fine but unspectacular form by their standards.

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Just outside the top five are Karim Benzema and Erling Haaland who returned to football following the break in scintillating form.

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Two full-backs also make the list in the form of Trent Alexander-Arnold and Alphonso Davies.

Both youngsters have won their domestic leagues with Liverpool and Bayern respectively in recent weeks and rank 16th and 17th.

 

Meanwhile, Alexander-Arnold scored the opening goal in Liverpool’s most recent game, bending in a lovely free-kick as his side demolished Crystal Palace 4-0.

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