A leaked image of the 2021 Ballon d’Or has surfaced on social media which has Bayern Munich Polish striker Robert Lewandowski as the winner.
In the viral image, Lewandowski leads the list with 627 votes, PSG star Lionel Messi is in second place and Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema is in third.
Cristiano Ronaldo is in ninth place, Luka Modric 12th, Pedri is the highest ranked Spaniard at 18th, surpassing Neymar by one place.
The pair who are tipped to dominate world football over the next decade, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, are sixth and eighth respectively.
Something similar happened in 2018 when Luka Modric won the Ballon d’Or, where a list was leaked that got each position spot on.
The result for 2021 is already decided, because the voting has closed, so now it remains to be seen whether this list will prove to be correct on November 29 when the results are announced.
Leaked 2021 Ballon d’Or list:
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Leo Messi (PSG)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Kylian Mbappé (PSG)
N’ Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
Erling Haaland (Dortmund)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
Gianluiggi Donnarumma (PSG)
Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)
Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
Ruben Dias (Manchester City)
Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)
Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)