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5 players who could win the Ballon d'Or after Messi and Ronaldo

Messi and Ronaldo have made the Ballon d'Or their own private competition but which stars will lay claim to the top prize in the future?

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Top 5 / Top 10 17 Mar 2018, 21:35 IST
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Kaka was the last player to win the Ballon d'Or in 2007 before Messi and Ronaldo made it a personal competition.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the Ballon d'Or since Kaka last won the prestigious award back in 2007 - with both the La Liga superstars winning the prize 5-times each since then.

The duo are once again favorites to win the most sought after individual award in football this season. But who will follow the two titans as the next superstar once the duo are past their prime.

#5 Kylian Mbappe

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Mbappe celebrating a goal for PSG

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar made a name for himself in the 2016-17 season whilst playing for AS Monaco as he helped guide them to the Ligue 1 title.

The French international made his debut for the French side in the 2015-16 season but it was the following season that he truly broke through - scoring 26 goals in 44 appearances at the tender age of 18.

Mbappe has had another stellar year both domestically and internationally scoring 17 goals and providing 14 assists making a certain claim as one of the best young talents around.

PSG signed Mbappe on loan but will make the signing official at the end of the season. The 19-year-old is sure to be a top contender for the Ballon d'Or award in the years to come.

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