Reputed site Goal.com has published the Ballon d’Or 2022 Power Rankings ahead of the final weeks and the UCL final. The popular site generally presents soccer enthusiasts with the live scores, latest football news, results, rumors, transfers, fixtures, tables, as well as player profiles. Ballon d’Or 2022 race has been quite an intense one. For the first time in more than one and half a decade, the top 20 chart doesn’t contain Messi or Ronaldo. Let’s take a look at the Ballon d’Or 2022 Power Rankings (Top 20) presented by Goal. FIFA World Cup 2022 Live Streaming in the United States.
Ballon d’Or 2022 Power Rankings (Top 20)
|Ranking||Player’s Name||Current Club||National Team|
|1st||Karim Benzema||Real Madrid||France|
|4th||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich||Poland|
|5th||Kylian Mbappe||Paris Saint-Germain||France|
|6th||Vinicius Junior||Real Madrid||Brazil|
|7th||Kevin De Bruyne||Manchester City||Belgium|
|8th||Luka Modric||Real Madrid||Croatia|
|9th||Phil Foden||Manchester City||England|
|11th||Bernardo Silva||Manchester City||Portugal|
|14th||Thibaut Courtois||Real Madrid||Belgium|
|15th||Virgil van Dijk||Liverpool||Nederlands|
|16th||Christopher Nkunku||RB Leipzig||France|
|17th||Son Heung-min||Tottenham||South Korea|
|18th||Riyad Mahrez||Manchester City||Algeria|
|20th||Erling Haaland||Borussia Dortmund||Norway|
Karim Benzema leads the race and is the favorite to win his first-ever Ballon d’Or. He has had a dream run since returning to his national team last year. He already has 47 goals and 15 assists besides his name. The French forward has helped his club and national team clinch the La Liga, Supercopa de Espana, as well as the UEFA Nations League. Don’t forget he is the top scorer in the Spanish La Liga (27 goals) and in the UEFA Champions League (15 goals). Meanwhile, Benzema also ranks 2nd among the highest assist providers in the Spanish top-flight with 12 assists and has been the main architect for Los Blancos’ UCL final run.
The Senegalese star has moved 2nd from the 3rd spot going past his clubmate Mo Salah. Despite missing the crucial penalty in the shoot-out which was saved by compatriot Edouard Mendy, Mane has got a progression. Thanks to his victories in the Africa Cup of Nations, FA Cup, as well as Carabao Cup. Individually he has been brilliant as well as the winger has registered 28 goals and provided five assists this season. With 15 league goals, he is the joint-4th top-scorer in the EPL campaign.
The Egyptian king had a dream run at the club level. He has won the FA Cup and Carabao Cup with the All Reds. Moreover, he has guided Liverpool to the UCL final and is one step away from the most prestigious silverware of club football. Individually, he has 32 goals and 19 assists beside his name with 22 goals in the English top-tier soccer competition. With all these individual and team efforts Salah is one of the hot contenders in the Ballon d’Or 2022 Power Rankings. However, he could have gotten a higher rank but the unfortunate defeat against Senegal in the shoot-out in the AFCON final might have placed him a bit below.
The most deserving winner of the canceled 2020 edition and the 2nd-placed folk in the last edition, Rober Lewandowski is still leading and the almost-certain winner of the European Golden Shoe this season. He leads the European top scorers’ chart with 35 goals and 8 ahead of his nearest rival Karim Benzema. But despite having a total of 56 goals and 11 assists and winning the Bundesliga & DFL-Supercup, the Polish skipper ranks 4th in the Ballon d’Or 2022 Power Rankings. It’s mainly due to his side’s failure in the UCL this season.
One of the most consistent performers of the campaign, Kylian Mbappe stands in 5th place with a total of 45 goals and 31 assists. At the club level, he has won the French Ligue 1 while clinching the UEFA Nations League with his national team.