Forget the 2017 Ballon d’Or.
It’s too late for anyone to stop Cristiano Ronaldo winning a fifth gong, bringing the Real Madrid forward level with arch-nemesis Lionel Messi in the race to be the all-time GOAT.
However, the 2018 Ballon d’Or could see the Ronaldo-Messi duopoly brought to a crushing standstill, with a host of other contenders emerging at the start of this campaign.
We’ve handpicked the most likely candidates for the big individual prize next year – so, naturally, that means omitting every goalkeeper and defender, since they almost never triumph (…and this feels like another ‘year of the attacker’).
Anyway, who do you think will win the award in December 2018? Up and down vote below!