5 England players who could win the Ballon d'Or in the future

Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho celebrate a goal for England.
Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho celebrate a goal for England.

England has always been a nation which has always produced world class footballers. From Bobby More, to Alan Shearer to Wayne Rooney and now Harry Kane, English football's assembly line has been active for many years and has churned out top quality talent who have made their mark in the history of the beautiful game.

Young England international Phil Foden has been in phenomenal form for Manchester City this season, highlighting the quality of young players the Three Lions have at their disposal.

The likes of Foden, Mason Greenwood, Jude Bellingham and Bukayo Saka have all done well at club level this season, while experienced players such as Marcus Rashford and Jadon Sancho continue to deliver at the biggest stage.

Five England players who could win the Ballon d'Or award:

Considering the depth and quality in their ranks, it remains to be seen which players could make England's Euros squad this summer. There are certainly going to be a few disappointments, to say the least.

On that note, let's look at the five English players who could win the Ballon d'Or in the future.

#5 Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)

Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold
Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold

One of the best right-backs in world football right now, Trent Alexander-Arnold has already achieved a lot at a very young age.

A product of the Liverpool academy, the 22-year old made his debut for the club in 2016 and has not looked back since then. A highly creative right-back with good passing and crossing ability, Alexander-Arnold has a unique skill-set that could easily see him prosper in Liverpool's midfield as well.

Liverpool have not enjoyed the best of campaigns this season, and the England international's form has dipped a bit too.

However, there is no denying Trent Alexander-Arnold's talent and the incredible role he played in Liverpool's Champions League and Premier League-winning campaigns under Jurgen Klopp.

If he continues his good form, he could win the prestigious Ballon d'Or award sometime in the future.

#4 Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)

Harry Kane
Harry Kane

Harry Kane is arguably the most complete striker in world football at the moment. It is hard to imagine where Tottenham Hotspur would have been this season without Kane's world-class performances.

There have been suggestions that the Spurs talisman should leave Tottenham Hotspur, as the London club are in a transitional phase right now. The 27-year old has been in phenomenal form this season. Despite Tottenham Hotspur's inconsistent performances; he has been one of the best players in the English top flight.

Apart from being a goalscorer, Kane has also turned provider this season. The England international has made 31 league appearances, scoring 21 goals and providing 13 assists. He is the top goalscorer and assist provider in the Premier League this season.

Harry Kane has been a prolific performer for Spurs and England. His contribution for club and country definitely make him a contender for the Ballon d'Or award.

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#3 Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

Marcus Rashford of Manchester United.
Marcus Rashford of Manchester United.

England international Marcus Rashford's impact both on and off the field has been simply phenomenal.

A prodigious talent, Rashford made his debut for Manchester United in 2015 under Louis van Gaal. The 23-year old has been a constant presence in the Manchester United lineup since then, with his sheer pace and dribbling ability causing trouble to opposition defences.

The England international has made 33 Premier League appearances, scoring ten goals and providing eight assists. Off the field, his activism and philanthropy have been widely appreciated.

Rashford could win the Ballon d'Or award if he continues producing dazzling performances for club and country.

#2 Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund)

Jadon Sancho in action for Borussia Dortmund
Jadon Sancho in action for Borussia Dortmund

By joining Borussia Dortmund, Jadon Sancho paved the way for young England footballers players hungry for game time to venture beyond English shores.

Sancho joined Borussia Dortmund from Manchester City in 2017 for a fee of Β£7 million, which has turned out to be a shrewd acquisition by the Bundesliga team. Sancho's performances have made sure the Bundesliga giants earn a hefty profit when he decides to leave the club.

A creative forward with good technical qualities, the 21-year old has been one of Borussia Dortmund's most important players since his arrival. The England international has made 23 Bundesliga appearances this season, scoring six goals and providing nine assists.

He looks set to leave this summer, with Manchester United heavily interested. The young England international is touted by many to be a future Ballon d'Or winner, and he could achieve that by moving to a bigger club.

#1 Phil Foden (Manchester City)

Phil Foden in Manchester City colours
Phil Foden in Manchester City colours

During his first few seasons as Manchester City boss, Pep Guardiola showed reluctance in utilising the young Phil Foden, which attracted a lot of criticism.

However, Phil Foden has now become one of the best young players in the world, playing for arguably the best club team in Europe right now. Guardiola has played a key role in Foden's development as his careful use of Foden now appears vindicated.

With his ability to play in a plethora of midfield and forward positions, the 20-year old has impressed with his mature performances.

In 25 Premier League games, Foden has scored seven goals and provided five assists. The England international has also been a crucial cog in Manchester City's Champions League campaign as he is making a compelling case of becoming a future Ballon d'Or winner.

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