Over the past 15 years football’s most illustrious award has been gobbled up year after year by the likes of Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. The Ballon d’Or is regarded in the football award as the mark of the world’s best soccer player of that given season. Football icons such as Johan Cruyff, Ruud Gullit, Zinedine Zidane, and the aforementioned duo of Ronaldo and Messi have called the trophy their own. However, now that Messi and Ronaldo have left European football, the trophy is ready to be claimed by some new faces. The following will be a look at the five players who are most likely to win the Ballon d’Or over the next decade.
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