Ballon d'Or: 3 youngsters who can win it in the near future
Luka Modric capped off his incredible year by winning the much-coveted Ballon d'Or last night in Paris. His year was almost perfect as he won the Golden Ball at the FIFA World Cup 2018 and FIFA's Best player award a few months ago. The midfield maestro cemented his place in history books by playing a key role for both his club and country.
In the last decade, both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have dominated the individual awards. They have won the Ballon d'Or 5 times each and it still remains a prestigious award for any individual. Almost all every player dream of touching the award at least once in their career.
There is no doubt that an individual award like Ballon d'Or is one of the highest recognition a player can get. Although it would only be foolish to count the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi out in the near future, the rise of potential superstars would also give us a perfect depiction of what is to come regarding individual awards like Ballon d'Or.
Let us take a quick look at three players who can mark the beginning of a new era in future.
#3. Harry Kane
In the last few seasons, Harry Kane has depicted his mettle and calibre in the biggest of stages and against the toughest opponents. His staggering numbers and impact for both his club and country demonstrate the striker's brilliance.
Kane is a top goalscorer for Tottenham and in the Premier League for the last few years but being a Golden Boot winner at the World Cup at just 25 really marks his world-class presence. He chalked up 6 goals in 573 minutes at the World Cup, bragging two Man of the match awards in the process.
At club level, even his critics know that he is priceless for Tottenham and key to their rise at the top. He has scored 115 goals in 166 matches in the Premier League and continues to terrorise opponents with world-class abilities.
Kane has proved himself to be an undeniable threat to opponents due to his superb abilities. He has proved his efficiency and consists of all the hallmarks of a truly great player. If he continues to perform like his usual brilliant manner, we can expect him to be at the podium in the next few years.