With the Ballon d’Or winner to be announced soon, the world is able to collectively agree that the winner will predictably be between real Madrid’s Ronaldo or Barcelona’s Messi. In recent years, we’ve been blessed to see these two supreme footballers at their peaks, so much so that we’re no longer amused by the records they manage to set week in, week out.
As spoiled a generation of football fans as all of us are, we want to take a moment, step back and have a look at a larger time frame. Will all the attention spent around the aforementioned duo, we tend to forget some past players who were absolute sensations in their time. A certain Englishman that won back to back awards in the 70s, another individual who recent got suspended from FIFA’s highest ranks and a legendary player who perhaps has a relatively empty trophy cabinet despite his status as a football god. Take a look at this video produced by Football Daily on the Top 10 Ballon d’Or winners to find out who we’re talking about and more.