Ballon d'Or Power Rankings: March 2018
The Ballon d'Or is now being considered as the most important individual honour for a footballer. The France Football award has been awarded to Messi and Ronaldo 5 times in the last decade as the rest try to break the duopoly.
Last month's power ranking saw Mauro Icardi at the #10 spot, Mo Salah at #4, Neymar #3, De Bruyne at #2 and Messi leading the race. All that has changed drastically now. There is a new entry in the top 5 and one of the aforementioned names have had a steep fall in his rank.
Will the streak finally come to an end this season or will one of those two itself end up winning it? Here are the power rankings as of March 1st, 2018:
#10 – Sergio Aguero
Sergio Aguero is arguably one of the best strikers in the world right now. Forget right now, he's arguably been in the top 5 for a long time now but he has not received a single recognition.
He won the golden boot winner in the 2014/15 season but still failed to make the PFA Team of the Year. He's won the player of the month award on multiple occasions but has not made the FIFPro XI even a single time.
This season, despite missing out a few matches after his car crash, the Argentine has 31 goals from 38 apps in all competitions. He has managed to make the most of all the chances he's got and made Guardiola rethink.