Contact Us

Ballon d'Or 2023: Final Rankings

Lionel Messi stretched his most Ballon d’Or awards record to eight after winning the Ballon d’Or 2023. Here, we are going through the final rankings of the Ballon d’Or 2023.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 01.11.2023
Ballon d'Or 2023: Final Rankings

Lionel Messi stretched his most Ballon d’Or awards record to eight after winning the Ballon d’Or 2023. Here, we are going through the final rankings of the Ballon d’Or 2023.

Like the Ballon d’Or 2022, the Ballon d’Or 2023 award was based on the performances of a season (2022/23), not the previous culture of calendar year performances.

By guiding his nation to win the FIFA World Cup 2022 trophy in Qatar, Argentine legendary forward Lionel Messi was one of the hot favourites to win the Ballon d’Or 2023. In the FIFA World Cup 2022, the Argentine captain won the Golden Ball and Silver Boot awards.   

In the 2022/23 season, Messi served for the French Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). In overall 2022/23 competitions, he scored 38 goals and 25 assists in 54 matches. Apart from winning the FIFA World Cup 2022 for Argentina, Messi celebrated with the Ligue 1 trophy and Trophée des Champions for PSG.

In July 2023, Messi officially signed for the US MLS club Inter Miami.

In the Ballon d’Or 2023, Messi beat Norwegian striker Erling Haaland (first runner-up) and French forward Kylian Mbappé (second runner-up).


Ballon d’Or 2023: Final Rankings


Rank

Player

Nationality

Position

Club(s)

1

Lionel Messi

Argentina

Forward

Paris Saint-Germain

Inter Miami

2

Erling Haaland

Norway

Forward

Manchester City

3

Kylian Mbappé

France

Forward

Paris Saint-Germain

4

Kevin De Bruyne

Belgium

Midfielder

Manchester City

5

Rodri

Spain

Midfielder

Manchester City

6

Vinícius Júnior

Brazil

Forward

Real Madrid

7

Julián Álvarez

Argentina

Forward

Manchester City

8

Victor Osimhen

Nigeria

Forward

Napoli

9

Bernardo Silva

Portugal

Midfielder

Manchester City

10

Luka Modrić

Croatia

Midfielder

Real Madrid

11

Mohamed Salah

Egypt

Forward

Liverpool

12

Robert Lewandowski

Poland

Forward

Barcelona

13

Yassine Bounou

Morocco

Goalkeeper

Sevilla

Al-Hilal

14

İlkay Gündoğan

Germany

Midfielder

Manchester City

Barcelona

15

Emiliano Martínez

Argentina

Goalkeeper

Aston Villa

16

Karim Benzema

France

Forward

Real Madrid

Al-Ittihad

17

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia

Georgia

Forward

Napoli

18

Jude Bellingham

England

Midfielder

Borussia Dortmund

Real Madrid

19

Harry Kane

England

Forward

Tottenham Hotspur

Bayern Munich

20

Lautaro Martínez

Argentina

Forward

Inter Milan

21

Antoine Griezmann

France

Forward

Atlético Madrid

22

Kim Min-jae

South Korea

Defender

Napoli

Bayern Munich

23

André Onana

Cameroon

Goalkeeper

Inter Milan

Manchester United

24

Bukayo Saka

England

Forward

Arsenal

25

Joško Gvardiol

Croatia

Defender

RB Leipzig

Manchester City

26

Jamal Musiala

Germany

Midfielder

Bayern Munich

27

Nicolò Barella

Italy

Midfielder

Inter Milan

28

Randal Kolo Muani

France

Forward

Eintracht Frankfurt

Paris Saint-Germain

Martin Ødegaard

Norway

Midfielder

Arsenal

30

Rúben Dias

Portugal

Defender

Manchester City


[Club(s): The 2022/23 season and present]

 

Chase Your Sport

Stay up-to-date on the latest sports news, stats, expert analysis and trends, including cricket, football, wrestling, tennis, basketball, Formula One and more. Find previews, schedules, results of upcoming events, and fantasy tips on Chase Your Sport.