Another round of the esteemed awards ceremony, which only recognizes the very best in football, will hold tonight in Paris, France.
Luka Modric being the defending winner of last year’s award, is not up for nomination this year, and this will be the first time that a Ballon d’Or 2019 winner hasn’t been nominated for the following year’s bracket.
In preparation for tonight’s final decision on who will be crowned the King of Football for the year 2019, Lionel Messi scored Barcelona’s winning goal at Atletico Madrid on Sunday night, and his goal has been the talk of various platforms across the internet.
Ballon d’Or front runners Virgil van Dijk and Lionel Messi both provided timely reminders as to why they are in contention to pick up France Football’s coveted award on Monday.
Van Dijk took centre stage on Saturday, with his double of headers against Brighton helping Liverpool maintain their eight-point lead at the top of the Premier League.
The Ballon d’Or winner will be announced at the event tonight which will take place at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.
See the final 10 nominees are listed in alphabetical order, of course, with the likes of Hugo Lloris, Kevin De Bruyne, Trent Alexander-Arnold and Roberto Firmino not making the top 10 cut.