The player who wins the Ballon D’Or award is the best player of the year. The likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo has won the prestigious award and the Argentine captain won it last year.
5. Oleg Blokhin 23 Years, 1 Month and 25 Days
Oleg Blokhin is one of the finest forwards in the world and the former Dynamo Kyiv striker scored goals for fun, during his era.
The former Ukrainian forward made it look easy, during his time and he scored 266 goals in 582 matches. He won the Ballon D’Or award at the age of 23.
He won the prestigious award in 1975 and it’s a dream come true for him. He is the fifth youngest Ballon D’Or winner.
4. George Best 22 Years, 7 Months and 2 Days
George Best wrote his name in the Manchester United legend list and he is one of the best talent to ever grace the pitch at Old Trafford.
He is a huge talent and will remain one of the fan favorites. George Best won the Ballon D’Or award at the age of 22 and he did it in 1968, after winning the European cup that year.
George Best scored 32 goals in 53 matches that season. He is currently the youngest player to win the Ballon D’Or award at the club. He won the prestigious award at the age of 22.
3. Lionel Messi 22 Years, 5 Months and 7 Days
Lionel Messi started making waves in football from Barcelona and he is regarded as the best ever player. The Argentine forward also score goals for fun and he can play in any attacking positions.
Lionel Messi won the Ballon D’Or award at the age of 22 and he surpassed George Best in becoming the third youngest ever player to win the Ballon D’Or.
The Argentine captain played together with the likes of Henry, Eto’o and Ronaldinho. Lionel Messi learnt a lot from them and he also worked hard. Lionel Messi is a huge talent and he is from a different planet.
He is a player that will take the ball from the midfield area and dribble, pass everybody to score a goal. Lionel Messi did it for fun and he made it look very easy.
Lionel Messi is also one of the best free-kick takers in the world and he won his first Ballon D’Or award in 2009. He helped Pep Guardiola in winning his first treble as a Barcelona manager.
Lionel Messi went ahead in scoring 38 goals in all competitions that season. Lionel Messi is the previous player to win the prestigious award and he will be remembered as the best ever player to grace the pitch.
Lionel Messi won 7 Ballon D’Or awards and no player has done that before, the Argentine captain is the first ever player to win seven Ballon D’Or award.
He still has what it takes to play at the highest level and he could still win the award before he retires from the lovely game. Lionel Messi could win the award if he won the Champions League trophy at PSG.
2. Michael Owen 22 Years and 4 Days
Raul Gonzalez was considered as the favorite player to win the Ballon D’Or award in 2001, but the dreams never come to pass. Michael Owen won the prestigious award, four days after his birthday.
Michael Owen won the FA Cup and the UEFA Cup with Liverpool, scoring 24 goals in 46 appearances. He is the youngest player to win the Ballon D’Or award in England.
Things started going bad for Michael Owen following his move away from Liverpool. Michael Owen will remain one of the best forwards in the premier league.
1. Ronaldo 21 Years, 3 Months and 5 Days
The Brazilian legend was the first famous Ronaldo and he is one of the best. He made a move to Barcelona in 1996 and he helped them in winning the Copa Del Rey, UEFA Cup and Spanish Super Cup.
Ronaldo scored 47 goals in 49 matches in all competitions. He scored for fun and he is currently the youngest ever player to ever win the Ballon D’Or award.
Ronaldo did it at the age of 21 and no player has ever done it.