Next in Line for the Golden Ball: Our Top 5 Picks

20 Nov 2022FIFA World Cup
Next in Line for the Golden Ball: Our Top 5 Picks

As the World Cup 2022 is around the corner, football fanatics are already picking names for the next Golden Ball title holder. Keeping the record and recent achievements of the players in mind, the punters are placing bets on them through Betfinal. 

Based on the performances of the players, we are going to predict the list of the star contenders for this award this FIFA season. To pick a favourite based on the record of the previous league and world cup success, continue reading. 

What is the Golden Ball? 

Ballon d'Or trophy

A Golden Ball award is given to the best player of the World Cup tournament through voting and comparing the performance throughout the season. The Croatian midfielder Luka Modric took the title of Golden Ball in the last 2018 World Cup. Every year a new winner is announced based on their performance. But during the World Cup seasons, the excitement takes a new form and gores through the roof.

Star Contenders for the Golden Ball Award 2022

As the World Cup approaches football fanatics are going crazy over who’s going to take the Golden Ball Award this year! Considering the number of extraordinary and talented players participating in the World Cup this year, the odds are quite confusing. We’ve also seen many stars drop out as their countries could not qualify. So it remains to be seen, who will receive all of the prestige this year.

However, here at Betfinal,  we have picked a bunch of players who have shown amazing skills in recent years and have the highest possibility of winning the Award. 

Lionel Messi 

Lionel Messi

The Argentine player is considered the greatest of all time due to his exceptional skills and sportsmanship. He has been awarded the Golden Ball Award during the 2014 World Cup. 

This amazing player holds the title of the most goals in La Liga. He has a total of 7 Ballon d’Or and five golden boots throughout his career and no one has been able to surpass it till now. We hope to see this legend get the trophy once more and cement his already great legacy with 8 trophies.

Christiano Ronaldo 

Cristiano Ronaldo

Next up, we have Christiano Ronaldo, who is considered the career rival of Lionel Messi. The Portuguese player is known as the highest goal scorer in the world with a total of 818 official goals. 

He has had an amazing career with 5 Ballon d’Or and four Golden Boots. Now the player is playing for Manchester United, where he initially jump-started his career.  What do you think? Does he have a chance of winning the trophy in the coming year and hopefully catch up to the 7-time winner Messi? 

Kylian Mbappe 

Kylian Mbappe

French footballer Kylian Mbappe has made headlines in his debut year due to his exceptional dribbling skills and speed. Currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain F.C. he is the holder of 7 league titles. He also won the Golden Boy award in 2017. With so many accolades, we think he has a good chance of getting the golden trophy next year.

Harry Kane 

Harry Kane

English professional football player Harry Kane is considered the best striker in the world. He has gained popularity for his goal-scoring record and is quite the big deal now! However, he doesn’t hold any trophy record so far but looking at the bigger picture he definitely has some potential.

Karim Benzema 

Karim Benzema

Last but not the least, we have the most chanted name this year and that is Karim Benzema. The progress of this french footballer has been out of the ordinary and left everyone short for words. He got his first ever Ballon d’Or in 2022 for his extraordinary performance in the last year. If he keeps up this performance, next time he might become a two-time Ballon D’or winner.

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