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Here we show you the likely Ballon dÓr winners if the two GOATS did not exist

Can you guess which of the two GOATS won the prestigious Ballon dÓr in 2015? We have gathered information about some of the best players in the world, i.e. their all time award winning statistics.

This article will tell you about the likely Ballon dÓr winners if the two GOATS, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, did not exist.

Likely Ballon dÓr winners

  1. 2011 – Xavi
  2. 2012 – Andres Iniesta
  3. 2013 – Franck Ribery
  4. 2014 – Manuel Neuer
  5. 2015 – Neymar
  6. 2016 – Antoine Griezmann
  7. 2017 – Neymar
  8. 2018 – Luka Modric
  9. 2019 – Virgil Van Dijk
  10. 2021 – Robert Lewandowski

In 2008, Cristiano Ronaldo won his first Ballon dÓr trophy and started the greatest football era of all time. Both Ronaldo and Messi had five Ballon dÓrs each until 2018, when Luka Modric ended their dominance.

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Let us tell you that Messi has two Ballon dÓrs more than his rival. He won his 6th in 2019 and 7th in 2021.

Ballon d’Or winners since 2008

2008 – Cristiano Ronaldo
2009 – Lionel Messi
2010 – Lionel Messi
2011 – Lionel Messi
2012 – Lionel Messi
2013 – Cristiano Ronaldo
2014 – Cristiano Ronaldo
2015 – Lionel Messi
2016 – Cristiano Ronaldo
2017 – Cristiano Ronaldo
2018 – Luka Modric
2019 – Lionel Messi
2020 – Not assigned
2021 – Lionel Messi

In a recent interview, the Argentina captain was asked whether or not this would be his last World Cup. His answer broke the heart of almost every football fan in this world.

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“If it’s my last World Cup? Yes, for sure yes, for sure yes. I feel good physically, I can have a very good preseason this year, which I didn’t have the year before because of how everything went, late training , playing without rhythm, with the tournament already started and then I went to the national team , when I came back I had an injury and I never finished starting,” he told Sports Tiger.

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