2018 has been the year of surprises in football as underdogs and Dark horses made the world cup worth Remembering. This year has the same story but on the club level, Teams outshined their opponents in a dramatic fashion. This only affects the power rankings of the ballon d’or 2019, here are the players who are top contenders for the accolade.
The Barcelona talisman is leading the race in Golden boot and highest goal scorer in every format whether it is UCL or laliga, he had it all leading all the way which makes him the no 1 in the race for ballon d’or 2019.
Ajax maestro has been outclassed top performers this year with his top performance in UCL and Erdevisie combined. He helped his team to go further in European competition. He almost made his work easy by eliminating top teams like Real Madrid and Juventus.
The Liverpool trio will be incomplete without Sadio Mane who is outstanding this season and taking Liverpool to the glory of Double.
Through the racism criticism, Sterling rose up to every crucial occasion and prove his worth under Pep Guardiola and helping him to City’s first treble if they got it all in this season.
So these are the top performers so far this season and stepped up to every situation. With Barcelona and Ajax qualified for the semi-finals of the UCL and omission of Ronaldo are now confirmed after the elimination of Juventus so there is no chance of him on the podium but the winner will be decided on the basis of finals.