Manchester City have two players in the top 30 of this year’s Ballon d’Or rankings according to results that have been leaked early from the ongoing award ceremony.
The winner, as has been rumoured for days, is somewhat controversially Real Madrid’s Luka Modric, who is the clear victor ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann. Lionel Messi could only manage fifth place, behind Kylian Mbappé.
City’s best placed player is Kevin De Bruyne who cracked the top 10 in 9th place, nestled in between fellow Premier League stars Eden Hazard and Harry Kane.
The Blues’ other representative is Sergio Aguero who finished in 16th place, behind Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba but ahead of the likes of Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.
The full Ballon d’Or 2018 leaked results: