Ballon d’Or 2023 Power Rankings top 10: Neymar, Lewandowski slide as Marcus Rashford and Vinicius Junior enter the top five


It might not seem that long ago that Karim Benzema was taking home the 2022 Ballon d’Or, but the race for the 2023 award has already gathered a lot of steam.

It promised to be a unique battle for the Ballon d’Or, with the World Cup taking place in the middle of the 2022-23 campaign, meaning it could be a distant memory by the time the votes are cast.

However, there is no doubt that starring in Qatar in recent weeks has increased the chances of some players to compete for the Ballon d’Or before the return of the UEFA Champions League.

Ballon d’Or 2023 Power Rankings top 10:

10. Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)

9. Casemiro (Manchester United)

8. Victor Osimhen (Napoli)

7. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Napoli)

6. Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)

5. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)

4. Marcus Rashford (Manchester United)

3. Erling Haaland (Manchester City)

2. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)

1. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain)