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We are tracking the odds for each player contending to take home the 2020 Ballon d’Or award. On July 20, Group L’Equipe announced the award would not be awarded in 2020 due to the coronavirus.

The graphs below are generated by averaging the odds from multiple sources and will be updated throughout the year.

Ballon d’Or Top Contenders

  • [7/20/20] For the first time in the award’s history, Group L’Equipe has announced that the Ballon d’Or will not be awarded in 2020 as the conditions have not been met due to the shortened year as a result of the coronavirus
  • [6/2/20] Odds have shortened on both Lewandowski (+1600 to +1200) and van Dijk (+2000 to +1600)
  • [4/9/20 ] Lionel Messi is the early favorite at +225 odds

2020 Ballon d’Or Top Contender Odds

Player Odds
Lionel Messi +225
Cristiano Ronaldo +400
Kevin De Bruyne +500
Kylian Mbappe +600
Sadio Mane +800
Robert Lewandowski +1200
Mohamed Salah +1400
Erling Braut Haaland +1600
Virgil van Dijk +1600
Neymar +2000

Odds taken Jun. 2

The Ballon d’Or award has been dominated by two players over the past decade. Luka Modric may have won the honor in 2018, but Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo won in each of the previous ten seasons. That trend continued in 2019 with Messi receiving his sixth Ballon d’Or award.

Recent Ballon d’Or Winners

Year Player
2019 Lionel Messi
2018 Luka Modric
2017 Cristiano Ronaldo
2016 Cristiano Ronaldo
2015 Lionel Messi
2014 Cristiano Ronaldo
2013 Cristiano Ronaldo
2012 Lionel Messi
2011 Lionel Messi
2010 Lionel Messi
2009 Lionel Messi
2008 Cristiano Ronaldo

Most Ballon d’Or Awards

Player Number of Awards
Lionel Messi 6
Cristiano Ronaldo 5
Marco van Basten 3
Michel Platini 3
Johan Cruyff 3

Archived Trackers: 2019