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Ballon d'Or 2019: Top 10 Contenders for the Award at the start of May 2019

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The Ballon d'Or could be back in familiar hands this year
The Ballon d'Or could be back in familiar hands this year

The football season is coming to an end. Footballesr are competing on the field to finish the season on a high. Every performance is scrutinized and assessed in great detail, as we reach halfway through to the biggest individual sporting prize in the planet - the Ballon d'Or.

Hello and welcome to our assessment of the top contenders for the 2019 Ballon d'Or at the start of May 2019. Today we bring you the top ten players in the world at this moment and it might surprise you that at least 6 of the final 10 from the 2018 Ballon d'Or are missing from this list right now. But who makes the cut and who is left out? Read on to find out more


#10 Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Bayern Munich)


Arsenal FC v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg
Arsenal FC v FC Bayern Muenchen - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

As the season draws to a close, Lewandowski's stellar performance so far warrants a place among the top 10 contenders for the Ballon d'Or 2019. The Bayern Striker had finished 9th in the 2017 Ballon d'Or, gathering a total of 45 votes. Last year, the Poland International was not a part of the final 30 shortlist, so this season, he had a point to prove.

Lewandowski has been in exceptional form for Bayern this season. He has been one of the reasons why the Bundesliga giants have been able to wrestle back the top position in the league from Borussia. Bayern are currently on 71 points, 2 points ahead of Dortmund in second after 31 games played. Lewandowski is the top scorer in the league with 21 goals from 30 appearances.

The Polish International has scored a total of 37 goals from 43 games in all competitions at the start of May. He has also registered 7 assists so far. Lewandowski's massive impact in this Bayern team cannot be ignored, as he has averaged 4.5 shots per game in the Bundesliga and 3.3 shots per game in the UEFA Champions League. Even though Bayern have long exited the UEFA Champions League, only Lionel Messi has scored more than Lewandowski's 8 goals in the competition.

At the start of May, Robert Lewandowski is 10th among the top contenders for the 2019 Ballon d'Or.

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