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Ballon d'Or Winners if Messi and Ronaldo Were Disqualified

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo dominated the Ballon d'Or for more than a decade, but what if France Football suddenly decided to render each of their victories null and void?

With this in mind, see if you can name the highest-ranked losing nominees who would have won the Award from 2008 to 2023.

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Last updated: October 31, 2023
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Year
Original Winner
New Winner
Country
2008
Cristiano Ronaldo
Fernando Torres
Spain
2009
Lionel Messi
Xavi
Spain
2010
Lionel Messi
Andrés Iniesta
Spain
2011
Lionel Messi
Xavi
Spain
2012
Lionel Messi
Andrés Iniesta
Spain
2013
Cristiano Ronaldo
Franck Ribéry
France
2014
Cristiano Ronaldo
Manuel Neuer
Germany
2015
Lionel Messi
Neymar
Brazil
2016
Cristiano Ronaldo
Antoine Griezmann
France
2017
Cristiano Ronaldo
Neymar
Brazil
2018
Luka Modrić
2019
Lionel Messi
Virgil van Dijk
Netherlands
2020
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2021
Lionel Messi
Robert Lewandowski
Poland
2022
Karim Benzema
2023
Lionel Messi
Erling Haaland
Norway
2 Comments
+3
Level 27
Jan 10, 2024
Lewandowski robbed by Messi in 2021

unfair on him

+1
Level 47
Jan 30, 2024
2021 wrong flag lol. its not poland flag