5 of the tightest races for the Ballon d’Or

This year's winner will also be tough to call

Matt Gault


The 2018 Ballon d’Or looks as though it’s going to be a tough one to call.

Cristiano Ronaldo was the clear winner in 2016 and 2017 but the Portuguese superstar faces stiff competition from the likes of Mohamed Salah and Luka Modric in his quest for a hat-trick – and sixth overall.

There have been several closely fought Ballon d’Or races down the years, so our friends at Football Whispers have picked out five you may have forgotten about.

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