Ranked: 10 Players With The Most Ballon d’Or Points In History

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi
Ronaldo and Messi have dominated the Ballon d'Or standing from 2008 to 2017 | Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images

Juventus captain Cristiano Ronaldo holds a superior lead over Barcelona legend Lionel Messi as the player with the most number of points accumulated in Ballon d'Or history. Ronaldo and Messi have dominated the global stage over the last decade, with the Argentine picking up his sixth Ballon d'Or in 2019.

YouTuber StatsTube has calculated the total points accumulated by each player between 1956 up until 2019.

Ronaldo has amassed an incredible 3,601 points from his nominations for the Ballon d'Or, while Messi finished behind the former Manchester United and Real Madrid superstar with 2,961 points.

Real Madrid star Luka Modric who won the award in 2018 finished a distant third with 837 points.

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk is the only player in the top 10 to have not won the Ballon d'Or. The 29-year-old narrowly missed out on the prestigious award to Messi last year.

These are the 10 players who hold the most Ballon d'Or points in history:

10. Johan Cruyff: 506 points

9. Kaka: 550 points

8. Michel Platini: 551 points

7. Franz Beckenbauer: 576 points

6. Ronaldo Nazario: 600 points

5. Virgil van Dijk: 679 points

4. Zinedine Zidane: 715 points

3. Luka Modric: 837 points

2. Lionel Messi: 2,961 points

1. Cristiano Ronaldo: 3,601 points