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Ballon d'Or 2018: Final Power Rankings

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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 20:03 IST

We're just days away from the announcement of the 2018 Ballon d'Or winner

The 63rd edition of the Ballon d'Or will be awarded to the best player of the year, on the 3rd of December in Paris.

2018 has been an eventful one, to say the least. The 2018 FIFA World Cup proved to be a grand spectacle, as France ran away with the trophy.

The fact that both, Lionel Messi (with Argentina) and Cristiano Ronaldo (with Portugal) failed to find glory has given us, perhaps, the best opportunity to witness in the dominant duopoly maintained by these two superstars over the last decade.

As several other contenders have emerged as contenders for the coveted trophy, the buildup in this final month before the ceremony has been electrifying. Some top players from around the world gave it their all, while others faltered.

With just 4 days to go until the ceremony, there have been significant changes on this month's Power Rankings as compared to last month's.

On that note, here is a look at our final Ballon d'Or power rankings for 2018:

#10 Eden Hazard (-5)

Eden Hazard has tumbled down the rankings
Eden Hazard has tumbled down the rankings

Having been listed at 5th place in last month's edition, Chelsea and Belgium superstar, Eden Hazard, has seen his ranking drop steeply, as he has fallen from 5th to 10th on the rankings.

The 27-year-old hasn't had the best month and has seemingly struggled as compared to the form he seemed to be in previously.


In the last month, Hazard has played a total of 6 matches - 4 with Chelsea (3 in the Premier League and 1 in the UEFA Europa League) and 2 with Belgium in the UEFA Nations League. In those 6 matches, Hazard only notched 1 assist - against Crystal Palace - and no goals.

As Hazard has, so have Chelsea, in terms of creativity and killer instinct, winning just 3 points from their last 3 fixtures. Notably, they also saw their unbeaten streak ripped apart by Tottenham Hotspur.

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Published 30 Nov 2018, 17:30 IST
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