The anticipation has reached its peak as football enthusiasts eagerly await the announcement of the 2023 Ballon d’Or rankings.
In this comprehensive guide, we’ll unveil the complete list of the top 30 finalists, from the 30th place all the way to the coveted 1st place spot.
Who will succeed Karim Benzema as the best footballer in the world? Let’s find out!
30. Ruben Dias (POR, 26 years old, Manchester City)
Kicking off the list at number 30 is Ruben Dias, the Portuguese defensive stalwart who has been a rock for Manchester City. His consistent performances have earned him a well-deserved spot among the top 30 Ballon d’Or finalists.
29. Randal Kolo Muani (FRA, 24 years old, Eintracht Frankfurt/Paris-SG)
28. Martin Odegaard (NOR, 24 years old, Arsenal)
27. Nicolo Barella (ITA, 26 years old, Inter Milan)
Italian midfielder Nicolo Barella graces the 27th position on the list. His exceptional work rate and technical skills have been instrumental in Inter Milan’s success.
26. Jamal Musiala (ALL, 20 years old, Bayern Munich)
25. Josko Gvardiol (CRO, 21 years old, RB Leipzig/Manchester City)
Croatian defender Josko Gvardiol takes the 25th spot. His defensive prowess and composure on the ball have drawn comparisons to some of the game’s greats.
24. Bukayo Saka (ANG, 22 years old, Arsenal)
Bukayo Saka, the versatile English talent from Arsenal, claims the 24th position. His ability to excel in various positions on the pitch has made him a rising star in world football.
23. André Onana (CAM, 27 years old, Inter Milan/Manchester United)
Cameroonian goalkeeper André Onana secures the 23rd spot. His shot-stopping abilities have earned him recognition among the world’s elite keepers.
22. Min-jae Kim (CDS, 26 years old, Naples/Bayern Munich)
21. Antoine Griezmann (FRA, 32 years old, Atlético de Madrid)
Experienced French forward Antoine Griezmann occupies the 21st spot. He continues to be a key figure for both Atlético de Madrid and the French national team.
20. Lautaro Martinez (ARG, 26 years old, Inter Milan)
Lautaro Martinez, the Argentine striker who’s been a goal-scoring sensation at Inter Milan, clinches the 20th position. His lethal finishing and link-up play have been pivotal for his club.
19. Harry Kane (ANG, 30 years old, Tottenham/Bayern Munich)
Tottenham and Bayern Munich forward Harry Kane takes the 19th spot. Kane’s goal-scoring prowess is renowned, and he continues to be a dominant force in the game.
18. Jude Bellingham (ANG, 20 years old, Borussia Dortmund/Real Madrid)
Young English talent Jude Bellingham secures the 18th spot. His maturity and skills on the ball have seen him rise to prominence at both Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid.
17. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (GEO, 22 years old, Naples)
Georgian winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia takes the 17th position. His flair and dribbling ability have made him an exciting prospect for the future.
16. Karim Benzema (FRA, 35 years old, Real Madrid/Al-Ittihad)
The iconic French striker Karim Benzema, who held the title in 2022, lands at the 16th spot. Despite his age, he continues to dazzle with his goal-scoring prowess.
15. Emiliano Martinez (ARG, 31 years old, Aston Villa)
Argentinian goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez secures the 15th spot. His impressive shot-stopping and commanding presence in the box have earned him recognition.
14. Ilkay Gündogan (ALL, 33 years, Manchester City/FC Barcelona)
German midfielder Ilkay Gündogan takes the 14th position. His consistency in midfield has been crucial for both Manchester City and FC Barcelona.
13. Yassine Bounou (MAR, 32, Sevilla FC/Al-Hilal)
Moroccan goalkeeper Yassine Bounou claims the 13th spot. His exceptional performances for Sevilla FC and Al-Hilal have earned him recognition on the global stage.
12. Robert Lewandowski (POL, 35, FC Barcelona)
Polish goal-scoring sensation Robert Lewandowski secures the 12th spot. Despite being in his mid-thirties, he continues to find the back of the net with remarkable consistency.
11. Mohamed Salah (EGY, 31, Liverpool)
Stay tuned as we reveal the top 10 Ballon d’Or finalists who are vying for the prestigious title of the world’s best footballer in 2023. Who will claim the top spot this year? The excitement is palpable!
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