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Top 5 dark horses to win the 2020 Ballon d’Or award

Top 5 dark horses to win the 2020 Ballon d'Or award
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With the 2019/20 season on a standstill, it’s time to check out the Top 5 dark horses to win the 2020 Ballon d’Or award.

The 2019/20 season is in limbo following the coronavirus pandemic, which has halted all sporting activity. Chances of any football returning soon seem remote with all the major international tournaments this summer cancelled. But what about the Ballon d’Or? How will these events shape the outcome?

We’ve already listed the five leading front-runners for football’s biggest individual award. Based on the number of votes, Cristiano Ronaldo emerged as the clear favourite. Lionel Messi had the second-highest number, suggesting another two-horse race between arguably two of the greatest players in history.

Should things continue the way they are at the moment, however, France Football may have to base the candidates on their form in January and February.  This could open the door for an unexpected winner.

So here Ronaldo.com names the five biggest dark horses that could snatch an unlikely Ballon d’Or in December.