Check Out the Top 5 Contenders for Ballon d'Or 2023

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The Ballon d'Or 2023 ceremony will be held on October 30, 2023. The best soccer player during the 2022/23 season will be chosen through the votes. The highest point achiever will win this award.

Last September, the 30-member nominee was officially released for the Ballon d'Or 2023. The 5-time Ballon d'Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, missed out on the nominee list for the 1st time in 20 years.

Former Spurs' English striker Harry Kane now serves for Bayern Munich from 2023 summer. In the 2022/23 season, Kane scored 40 goals and 9 assists in 60 appearances.

Manchester City's Spanish defensive midfielder Rodri was a top player in the 2022/23 season. He scored 4 goals and 7 assists in 66 matches and won the Nations League apart from City's 3 trophies.

Manchester City's Norwegian striker Erling Haaland was in great form in the 2022/23 season. He scored 56 goals and 9 assists in 57 matches, where his team won the UCL, Premier League, and FA Cup.

PSG's French forward Kylian Mbappé scored 54 goals and 13 assists in 56 games during the 2022/23 season. Apart from defending Ligue 1 title, he scored a hat-trick in their World Cup 2022 Final defeat.

The record-holder 7-time Ballon d'Or winner, Argentine legend Lionel Messi, won the FIFA World Cup 2022. In the successful 2022/23 season, Messi scored 38 goals and 25 assists in 54 matches.

French star Karim Benzema, the former Real Madrid and present Al-Ittihad striker, is defending the Ballon d'Or award. The Ballon d'Or 2022 winner is among the nominees for the Ballon d'Or 2023.

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