Ballon d'Or countdown: Neymar tumbles outside top 10

3.12.2018 19:22

The race for the 2018 Ballon d'Or is on.

France Football magazine on Monday began revealing the final ranking of the 30 finalists for the prestigious individual award, releasing the names in batches throughout the day.

Luka Modric is the favorite to capture this year's honor, which will be announced later in the day.

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona icon Lionel Messi have combined to win the last 10 awards, with AC Milan's Kaka in 2007 the last player from outside that duopoly to take home the prize.

Here's how the 30 finalists stack up so far:

Rank Player Club National Team
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11 N'Golo Kante Chelsea France
12 Neymar PSG Brazil
13 Luis Suarez Barcelona Uruguay
14 Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid Belgium
15 Paul Pogba Manchester United France
16 Sergio Aguero Manchester City Argentina
17e Gareth Bale Real Madrid Wales
17e Karim Benzema Real Madrid France
19e Roberto Firmino Liverpool Brazil
19e Ivan Rakitic Barcelona Croatia
19e Sergio Ramos Real Madrid Spain
22e Edinson Cavani PSG Uruguay
22e Sadio Mane Liverpool Senegal
22e Marcelo Real Madrid Brazil
25e Alisson Liverpool Brazil
25e Mario Mandzukic Juventus Croatia
25e Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid Slovenia
28 Diego Godin Atletico Madrid Uruguay
29e Isco Real Madrid Spain
29e Hugo Lloris Tottenham Hotspur France

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