The Best Football Players in the World: Ballon d'Or Power Ranking - April 2019
With April rolling in, the 2018/19 season is entering its business end. Performances now, more than ever, will go a long way in deciding the winner of the 2019 Ballon d'Or.
Last month's ranking had a few surprises in store, with the likes of Heung-min Son and Mohamed Salah featuring rather higher on the list than most expected.
Meanwhile, Lionel Messi pipped the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe to the top spot in last month's ranking, but will he continue to lead the pack this month as well or will there be a major change at the top?
On that note, let's dive in and take a look at the April 2019 edition of the Ballon d'Or Power Rankings.
#10 Jadon Sancho
Jadon Sancho's stunning rise has propelled Borussia Dortmund to the top of the Bundesliga, as they look to finally break the stranglehold Bayern Munich have had on the league trophy since 2012/13.
While Sancho couldn't help Dortmund overturn a massive 3-0 deficit against Spurs in the Champions League, he did inspire his side to victories against the likes of Stuttgart, Hertha Berlin and Wolfsburg.
The 19-year-old notched four assists in league competition in March to take his tally to 13 for the season. He is now the leading assist-provider in Europe's top leagues, surpassing even Lionel Messi; not bad for a 19-year-old eh?
Sancho is also closing in on Kevin De Bruyne's single-season assist record which stands at 21.
The Englishman's performances helped Dortmund steady the ship in the Bundesliga and re-capture the top spot, and they will need more of the same from the youngster if they are to finally usurp Bayern Munich and become kings of Germany.