Luis Figo has named his picks for the top six best players in world football at the moment.
He also opted for PSG pair Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, Liverpool's talisman Mo Salah and Real Madrid midfield metronome Luka Modric, who broke the Messi-Ronaldo duopoly of individual awards when he won the 2018 Ballon d'Or.
The average age of his picks are 30.5 years old.
Asked the burning question by Los Blancos Live, the Portuguese legend replied: "Cristiano, Messi, Modrić, Salah, Mbappe and Neymar."
It's hard to have too many issues with Figo's selections, though he has overlooked Premier League chief playmakers Kevin De Bruyne and Bruno Fernandes, FIFA Men's Best Player award winner Robert Lewandowski and Borussia Dortmund hot-shot Erling Haaland.
Less than three months into 2021, spanish outlet MARCA have looked at the odds for this year's Ballon d'Or winner.
And it's PSG and France sensation Mbappe who leads the way.
The 22-year-old came fourth in the Ballon d'Or rankings three years after playing an integral role in France's World Cup win and with 28 goals in 34 appearances already this term - including six in seven Champions League games - he's the favourite to scoop the gong.
Lewandowski is second, having been unlucky to see the prize nixed during the best year of his career in 2020, while Messi and Ronaldo are third and eighth respectively.
Here is the list with odds:
1. Kylian Mbappe (3.5 per euro bet)
2. Robert Lewandowski: 6.5
3. Cristiano Ronaldo: 7
4. Neymar: 11
5. Kevin De Bruyne: 11
6. Bruno Fernandes: 11
7. Erling Haaland: 13
8. Lionel Messi: 15
9. Harry Kane: 26
10. Luis Suarez: 26