- Betting odds for the footballer of the year have been released for 2019’s Ballon d’Or award.
- Virgil van Dijk leads the pack at 2/5, followed by Lionel Messi 7/4 and then Ronaldo rounds of third place.
- Messi and Ronaldo have competed for the award since 2008, with Luka Modric winning last year.
The 30-man shortlist has been released for the 2019 Ballon d’Or award this week. It features a seven Liverpool players and of course Messi and Ronaldo are right up there with a chance to reclaim their throne.
We preview the top-ten contenders for the Ballon d’Or with the latest betting odds courtesy of these select sportsbooks here.
2019 Ballon d’Or Odds
|Virgil van Dijk||2/5|
|Frenkie De Jong||150/1|
Historically the winner is usually one accountable for assisting a team to glory whether that be the Champions League or The World Cup and that’s exactly where Luka Modric shone for deserve last years award.
Liverpool star Virgil van Dijk has been heavily tipped to extend the dominant pair’s fallow period after heroics in the Premier League and Champions League. Van Dijk was crowned UEFA Player of the Year in August, with Messi named FIFA’s The Best Men’s Player the following month.
For Cristiano Ronaldo he has been nominated for the Ballon d’Or for the 16th consecutive time. Will Ronaldo end the year empty-handed?
According to Marca.com, Spain also have five players competing for the best young player, or Kopa Trophy, wth Vinicius (Real Madrid), Lunin (Valladolid), Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid), Samu Chukwueze (Villarreal) and Kang-In Lee (Valencia) nominated.
The 2019 Ballon d’Or winner will be revealed on December 2nd 2019 in Paris.