Ballon d'Or Power Rankings: February 2018
Will someone be able to break the Ronaldo-Messi duopoly in 2018?
January is over and we're just about at the season's midway point. We have got a good gauge of how most teams are going to look and we have plenty of games to have a solid idea as to who is performing the best in world football this season.
We are far away from the actual Ballon d'Or vote but how does the field stand right now. In this article, we will try to take a crack at ranking the top 10 players in the race for 2018 Ballon d'Or award.
#10 Mauro Icardi
Before we get too far into it there are a number of players that have been left out for #10 on this list notably players like Eden Hazard, Dybala, and even Manchester United's De Gea.
They've all been phenomenal but since we get to choose only one of these for this spot, Icardi is the one who gets the nod. Inter Milan's Argentine hitman has been their most consistent player all season and if it wasn't for him they wouldn't even be close to Champions League qualification place.
Just 24 years old Icardi has scored 26 goals last season and it looks like he's gonna fly past that mark pretty easily this season as he has already scored 18 goals in the 2017/18 campaign. His on-pitch accomplishments may have been overshadowed by some messy off-field incidents but it's impossible to ignore just how good he's been.
Real Madrid keep sniffing around his doorstep and it might not be too long before Inter invite them in to have a nice little chat