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Top 15 Ballon d'Or nominees from 2005 to 2019

Mudeet Arora
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The Ballon d'Or ceremony is set to be held at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on November 29 and there is a lot of heated argument with regards to who will claim the coveted individual award this year.

Lionel Messi is currently favourite to win the gong whereas Robert Lewandowski is contending for his first ever prize after missing out last year due to the pandemic. Karim Benzema, Jorginho and Mohamed Salah also remain in the hunt.

As we all know, the Ballon d'Or ranks it's final 15 players, who are regarded as the best 15 players for the year.

Today, we bring to you a list of these top 15 players in the Ballon d'Or list since the year 2005:

2005:

  1. Ronaldinho
  2. Frank Lampard
  3. Steven Gerarrd
  4. Thierry Henry
  5. Andriy Shevchenko
  6. Paolo Maldini
  7. Adriano
  8. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  9. Kaka
  10. Samuel Eto'o
  11. John Terry
  12. Juninho
  13. Claude Makelele
  14. Juan Roman Riquelme
  15. Petr Cech

2006:

  1. Fabio Cannavaro
  2. Gianluigi Buffon
  3. Thierry Henry
  4. Ronaldinho
  5. Zinedine Zidane
  6. Samuel Eto'o
  7. Miroslav Klose
  8. Didier Drogba
  9. Andrea Pirlo
  10. Jens Lehmann
  11. Deco
  12. Kaka
  13. Franck Ribery/Gattuso
  14. Patrick Vieira
  15. Cristiano Ronaldo

2007:

  1. Kaka
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo
  3. Lionel Messi
  4. Didier Drogba
  5. Andrea Pirlo
  6. Ruud Van Nistelrooy
  7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  8. Cesc Fabregas
  9. Robinho
  10. Francesco Totti
  11. Frederic Kanoute
  12. Ronaldinho
  13. Steven Gerrard
  14. Juan Roman Riquelme 
  15. Dani Alves

2008:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo
  2. Lionel Messi 
  3. Fernando Torres
  4. Iker Casillas 
  5. Xavi
  6. Andrey Arshavin
  7. David Villa
  8. Kaka
  9. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 
  10. Steven Gerrard
  11. Marcos Senna
  12. Emmanuel Adebayor
  13. Wayne Rooney
  14. Sergio Aguero
  15. Frank Lampard

2009:

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo
  3. Xavi
  4. Andres Iniesta 
  5. Samuel Eto'o
  6. Kaka
  7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  8. Wayne Rooney
  9. Steven Gerrard
  10. Didier Drogba
  11. Fernando Torres
  12. Cesc Febregas
  13. Edin Dzeko
  14. Ryan Giggs
  15. Thierry Henry

2010: 

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Andres Iniesta
  3. Xavi
  4. Wesley Sneijder 
  5. Diego Forlan
  6. Cristiano Ronaldo
  7. Iker Casillas 
  8. David Villa
  9. Didier Drogba
  10. Xabi Alonso
  11. Carles Puyol
  12. Samuel Eto'o
  13. Mesut Ozil
  14. Arjen Robben
  15. Thomas Muller

2011:

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo 
  3. Xavi
  4. Andres Iniesta
  5. Wayne Rooney
  6. Luis Suarez
  7. Diego Forlan
  8. Samuel Eto'o
  9. Iker Casillas
  10. Neymar
  11. Mesut Ozil
  12. Wesley Sneijder 
  13. Thomas Muller
  14. David Villa
  15. Bastian Schweinsteiger

2012:

  1. Lionel Messi
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo
  3. Andres Iniesta
  4. Xavi 
  5. Radamel Falcao
  6. Iker Casillas 
  7. Andrea Pirlo
  8. Didier Drogba
  9. Robin Van Persie
  10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  11. Xabi Alonso
  12. Yaya Toure
  13. Neymar
  14. Mesut Ozil
  15. Wayne Rooney

2013:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo
  2. Lionel Messi
  3. Franck Ribery
  4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  5. Neymar
  6. Andres Iniesta
  7. Robin Van Persie
  8. Arjen Robben
  9. Gareth Bale
  10. Andrea Pirlo
  11. Radamel Falcao 
  12. Yaya Toure
  13. Robert Lewandowski
  14. Phillip Lahm
  15. Xavi

2014:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo
  2. Lionel Messi 
  3. Manuel Neuer 
  4. Arjen Robben
  5. Thomas Muller
  6. Phillip Lahm
  7. Neymar
  8. James Rodriguez
  9. Toni Kroos
  10. Angel Di Maria
  11. Diego Costa
  12. Gareth Bale
  13. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  14. Yaya Toure 
  15. Mario Gotze

2015:

  1. Lionel Messi 
  2. Cristiano Ronaldo 
  3. Neymar
  4. Robert Lewandowski
  5. Luis Suarez
  6. Thomas Muller
  7. Manuel Neuer
  8. Eden Hazard
  9. Andres Iniesta
  10. Alexis Sanchez
  11. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
  12. Yaya Toure
  13. Sergio Aguero
  14. Javier Mascherano
  15. Paul Pogba

2016:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo
2. Lionel Messi
3. Antoine Greizmann
4. Luis Suarez
5. Neymar
6. Gareth Bale
7. Riyad Mahrez
8. Jamie Vardy
9. Gianluigi Buffon
10. Pepe
11. Pierre Emerick Aubameyang
12. Rui Patricio
13. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
14. Paul Pogba
15. Arturo Vidal


2017:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo
2. Lionel Messi
3. Neymar
4. Gianluigi Buffon
5. Luka Modric
6. Sergio Ramos
7. Kylian Mbappe
8. N'Golo Kante
9. Robert Lewandowski
10. Harry Kane
11. Edinson Cavani
12. Isco 
13. Luis Suarez
14. Kevin de Bruyne
15. Paulo Dybala


2018:

1. Luka Modric
2. Cristiano Ronaldo
3. Antoine Griezmann
4. Kylian Mbappe
5. Lionel Messi
6. Mohamed Salah
7. Raphael Varane
8. Eden Hazard
9. Kevin de Bruyne
10. Harry Kane
11. N'Golo Kante
12. Neymar
13. Luis Suarez
14. Thibaut Courtois
15. Paul Pogba 


2019:

1. Lionel Messi
2. Virgil van Dijk
3. Cristiano Ronaldo
4. Sadio Mane
5. Mohamed Salah
6. Kylian Mbappe
7. Alisson Becker
8. Robert Lewandowski
9. Bernardo Silva
10. Riyad Mahrez
11. Frenkie de Jong
12. Raheem Sterling
13. Eden Hazard
14. Kevin De Bruyne
15. Matthijs de Ligt


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