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Ronaldo suffers Ballon d’Or snub in shocking top 30 list

Cristiano Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or
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The Juventus superstar was overlooked as the world’s best player of 2020 in an unofficial voting poll consisting of 30 players.

Cristiano Ronaldo was ranked as only the world’s fifth best player of 2020 in an unofficial voting poll.

The Portuguese ace managed 41 goals and eight assists in 2020 for club and country. He beat Lionel Messi for second-place in the FIFA Best Player of the Year award behind Robert Lewandowski, but missed out on a potential sixth Ballon d’Or when France Football canceled the award.

Now, with votes from 128 journalists from 102 countries, FourFourTwo magazine has done its own version of the Ballon d’Or. Each voter had to select a top 5 list of their best players in 2020 using the following points system:

  • 1st – 6 points.
  • 2nd – 4 points.
  • 3rd – 3 points.
  • 4th – 2 points.
  • 5th – 1 points.

The 30 Best Footballers of 2020

1Robert LewandowskiBayern Munich561
2Kevin De BruyneManchester City120
3Sadio ManeLiverpool113
4Lionel MessiBarcelona101
5Cristiano RonaldoJuventus98
6Manuel NeuerBayern Munich69
7Virgil van DijkLiverpool67
8Kylian MbappePSG64
9Joshua KimmichBayern Munich59
11Erling HaalandBorussia Dortmund43
12Mohamed SalahLiverpool42
13Thomas MullerBayern Munich36
14Sergio RamosReal Madrid27
15Serge GnabryBayern Munich23
16Thiago AlcantaraLiverpool23
17Ciro ImmobileLazio21
18Son Heung-minTottenham18
19Alphonso DaviesBayern Munich15
20Romelu LukakuInter Milan14
21Trent Alexander-ArnoldLiverpool13
22Karim BenzemaReal Madrid11
23Bruno FernandesManchester United10
24Alisson BeckerLiverpool7
26Leon GoretzkaBayern Munich3
27Andrew RobertsonLiverpool3
28Harry KaneTottenham2
29Jordan HendersonLiverpool1
30Angel Di MariaPSG0