Potential Candidates for the Ballon d'Or - The heir to the Messi-Ronaldo reign
The players who could inherit the Ballon d'Or after Messi and Ronaldo
It has been ten long years since Kaka lifted the famous Ballon d’Or trophy in 2007. No one could have guessed then, that two players would make winning the much-coveted trophy a personal affair: Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
But time does take its toll. Messi, is 31 years old and Ronaldo, 33 years of age, is already approaching the twilight of his career.
This gradually paves the way for other talented footballers to step up, and complete for the ultimate icing on their career.
Ten probable winners of the Ballon d'Or in the upcoming years are listed below.