An image has surfaced on social media that suggests Lionel Messi will win the Ballon d’Or on Monday.
Messi is seeking his sixth such title, but Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk is also in the running after his incredible 2018/19 campaign. The published image could be a leak, and it shows Messi in No.1 spot with 446 points.
Van Dijk is second on 382 points, ahead of teammate Mohamed Sarah in third on 179 points. Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo is some way off Messi, sitting fourth with just 133 points.
Liverpool pair Sadio Mane and Alisson Becker are fifth and sixth respectively in this list, ahead of Kylian Mbappe in seventh.
Frenkie de Jong is in eighth, Matthijs de Ligt is in ninth and Real Madrid’s highest-placed player is Eden Hazard in 10th with just 21 points.