4 Real Madrid players who could finish in the Ballon d’Or top 10

The Ballon d'Or award is displayed prior to the 2021 Ballon d'Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on November 29, 2021. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)
The Ballon d'Or award is displayed prior to the 2021 Ballon d'Or France Football award ceremony at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on November 29, 2021. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP) (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images) /
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The Ballon d’Or ceremony for the 2021-22 season is going to be held in about a week’s time and after having a campaign like that, Real Madrid is expected to be going on a dominant run in this year’s awards.

The criteria for Ballon d’Or was recently altered as it switched from a calendar year to a season’s performances because of which the award will be given without considering the upcoming World Cup which will be assessed for the ongoing season’s Ballon d’Or.

The most renowned individual football award will be handed out on October 17, and several Los Blancos players excelled in the 2021–22 campaign and merit to place highly on the final shortlist.

Several Real Madrid stars enjoyed one of their best seasons, and there is little reason why they should not dominate the race for the Ballon d’Or. The top ten list will be officially released in the upcoming days, and according to our predictions, four Los Blancos players have a high chance of placing among the top ten.

4 Real Madrid players who could finish in the Ballon d’Or top 10

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Luka Modric, Real Madrid (Photo by David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty Images) /

4. Luka Modric

The Man. The Myth. The Legend.

It is for time to continue its cycle and be detrimental with its effects on ageing, but it does not work on Luka Modric; rather, it works against him. The Croatian virtuoso has outperformed every benchmark set for him and remains one of the best in the world even at 37.

There’s a lot more to his talent than metrics that he doesn’t care about. Modric’s permanence and mystique are unequalled. His wizardry is much beyond measure, and his summit is now among the most renowned in history.

The 2021-22 season was merely another example of Modric’s sorcery. Throughout the season, the Croatian buzzed about teams and fought every fight for Real Madrid until the very end, when they could latch on and steal a victory in the last seconds. Even half of last season’s accomplishments would not have been possible without him.

The veteran performed for Real Madrid at an admirably high cadence. The elegance and finesse with which he navigated the boat through every tide, whether in La Liga or the Champions League, deserves the greatest praise.

That over-the-top assist to Karim Benzema against Chelsea, the iconic trivela pass to Rodrygo in the reserve tie; everything he did on the pitch while wearing the white jersey pushed Real Madrid one step closer to success.

With 3 goals and 12 assists last season, as well as countless more qualitative contributions, there is nothing that should prevent Modric from finishing in the top 10 or even top 5 in the Ballon d’Or rankings.