An apparent leak of the 2021 Ballon d’Or list might have revealed the winner of the award a month early.
After last year’s ceremony was called off due to the coronavirus pandemic fans and players are eagerly awaiting this year’s event which is set to take place on November 29.
Six-time winner, Lionel Messi, was named on the 30-man shortlist for the award but it appears that he might not pick up his seventh prize this year.
Last year’s heavy favourite, Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, has been tipped to beat Messi to the top prize.
The rumoured leaked sheet shows the Polish striker at the top of the list with 627 votes with the Argentine behind in second.
Karim Benzema was third with 526 votes, while Mohamed Salah apparently came fourth with 412 votes.
Champions League and Euros winner, Jorginho is in fifth place with 197 votes.
Leak du ballon d’or 2021 je pose ça là pic.twitter.com/brh15rkHfk
— Jeboisdeleauu 🐊 (@Etleau1) October 27, 2021
Lewandowski is definitely among the favourites again this year after his great start to the season, scoring 17 goals already in all competitions.