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Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ranked as the top 10 players with most Ballon d'Or points revealed

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ranked as the top 10 players with most Ballon d'Or points revealed

The most successful players in Ballon d'Or history have been revealed.

The players with the most Ballon d'Or votes in history have been named and ranked.

The most successful Ballon d'Or participants have been revealed ahead of the official ceremony later this month.

Lionel Messi is expected to win his eighth Ballon d'Or, with the World Cup winner to become the first player playing outside of Europe to win the award.

The Inter Miami star's eighth award will see him extend his record as the most-decorated player in Ballon d'Or history.

But where does he rank when it comes to to the most accumulated points in Ballon d'Or history?

Messi has amassed a staggering 3,574 Ballon d'Or points during his legendary career, but Cristiano Ronaldo is the player who has recorded the most votes in history.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid superstar, who has five Ballon d'Or awards to his name, has collected a whopping 3,781 points.

The Ballon d'Or ceremony. Image: Getty
The Ballon d'Or ceremony. Image: Getty

There's then a massive drop off to third place as Luka Modric, who won the Ballon d'Or in 2018, has racked up 837 votes, ahead of Zinedine Zidane, Virgil van Dijk and Robert Lewandowski.

Two-time winner Ronaldo, two-time winner Franz Beckenbauer, three-time winner Michel Platini and 2007 winner Kaka are ranked seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth respectively.

Check out the top ten below via Give Me Sport:

  1. Cristiano Ronaldo - 3,781
  2. Lionel Messi - 3,574
  3. Luka Modric - 837
  4. Zinedine Zidane - 715
  5. Virgil van Dijk - 679
  6. Robert Lewandowski - 672
  7. Ronaldo - 600
  8. Franz Beckenbauer - 576
  9. Michel Platini - 551
  10. Kaka - 550

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Topics: Ballon d'Or, Football