Who might win the Ballon d'Or 2023?
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Who Will Win The Ballon d’Or 2023? Favourites & Predictions. Speculation is mounting about the winner of the 2023 Ballon d’Or, with everyone analyzing every move and debating whether a veteran or rising star will be deserving. The official announcement of the winner will take place at a ceremony in Paris on October 30.

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Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is the clear favorite to win the Ballon d’Or in 2023. He led Argentina to World Cup glory in December 2022. He won the Golden Ball for the best player of the tournament after scoring seven goals and assisting three on Argentina’s road to glory.

Messi had an exceptional club season at recently at Inter Miami scoring 11 goals till now after the transfer. He also scored 41 goals and 17 assists in 48 games to help PSG win Ligue 1 and reach the Champions League semifinals.

Should Messi win the Ballon d’Or this season, it would be his eighth award, extending his record as the most decorated player in the award’s history.

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Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland is the only player who has a realistic chance of stopping Messi from winning the Ballon d’Or in 2023. The Norwegian striker had a record-breaking season with Manchester City. Haaland played a crucial role in Manchester City’s triumphant season, winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and Carabao Cup. His outstanding performances earned him prestigious awards, including PFA Player of the Year and FWA Footballer of the Year.

Erling Halaand: Twitter – @ErlingHaaland

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Erling Haaland had an impressive 2022/23 season, scoring 52 goals in 53 games in various competitions. He continued his strong performance in the 2023/24 season with 9 goals in 13 games so far. Although he failed to secure a World Cup trophy with Norway, he managed to score four goals in just three appearances.

Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne is another player who could challenge Messi and Haaland for the 2023 Ballon d’Or. The Belgian midfielder had an outstanding season at Manchester City, providing 19 assists in the Premier League, more than any other player.

De Bruyne also helped City win the treble and was named Manchester City Player of the Year.

Other Contenders For Ballon d’Or 2023

Other players who can challenge Messi, Haaland, and De Bruyne for the Ballon d’Or this season include:

However, these players need to work hard and have one special season to beat Messi, Haaland, or De Bruyne.

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Who might win the Ballon d’Or 2023? – Prediction

Lionel Messi is the clear favorite to win the 2023 Ballon d’Or, having had an outstanding year winning the World Cup with Argentina and a strong club season with Inter Miami & Paris Saint-Germain.

Erling Haaland and Kevin De Bruyne are the only players with a realistic chance of stopping Messi. Haaland had a record-breaking season with Manchester City, while De Bruyne had an outstanding season with City and was named Premier League Player of the Year.

It would be a surprise if anyone other than Messi, Haaland, or De Bruyne wins the Ballon d’Or in 2023.