Ballon d'Or 2018: Final rankings of the Premier League players
The Ballon d'Or results are out and as expected, Luka Modric has lifted the trophy ending the ten years of the Messi-Ronaldo duopoly. The Croatian had a fantastic year and is quite deserving of the trophy, collecting a total of 753 points.
On the second spot is Cristiano Ronaldo, who finished with 478 points, while Griezmann, with 414 points, finished third. However, the fact that Lionel Messi only finished fifth with 280 points and outside the top three for the first time in the last 10 years has surprised football fans all over the world.
The Ballon d'Or 30-man shortlist had a wide array of players from the top four leagues of Europe and the Premier League had 11 representatives of its own. Read on to find out the final rankings of the Premier League players in the 2018 Ballon d'Or.
#11 Hugo Lloris (France, Tottenham Hotspur)
Rank - 29
The World Cup-winning captain of the France National Team has finished last among the shortlisted players, ending at 29th place, along with Real Madrid midfielder Isco. However, what comes as a surprise is that both of these players failed to collect a single point.
The Tottenham Hotspur's skipper has picked up 0 points, even after lifting the 2018 World Cup with France in the summer. Lloris finished with 15 clean sheets last season and has 4 clean sheets from 10 games so far in the Premier League this time.
#10 Alisson Becker (Brazil, Liverpool)
Rank - 25
The Liverpool custodian has finished at the 25th place, alongside Juventus striker Mario Mandzukic and Atletico Madrid custodian Jan Oblak. Alisson ended last season with 17 clean sheets from 37 games in the Serie A with Roma, and his steady performance earned him a move to Liverpool in the Summer. In the Premier League this season, he has played 14 games and conceded just 5 goals, keeping 9 clean sheets.
The Brazilian earned 2 points at the end of the Ballon d'Or voting process.
#9 Sadio Mane (Senegal, Liverpool)
Rank - 22
Liverpool's fiery Senegalese finished at 22nd place alongside PSG forward Edinson Cavani and Real Madrid full-back Marcelo. He received 3 points in the voting process.
Mane finished last season with 20 goals from 44 games and this time, he has scored 7 goals from 18 games so far.