But aside from Lionel Messi, who are the other other players tipped to be in with a good chance of winning world football’s most prestigious individual accolade.
Using the latest odds from bookmakers Betstars, we count down the favourites to win the Ballon d’Or this year after the shortlist was announced.
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The Manchester City striker is an outside shout to win the Ballon d’Or this year.
Aguero finished the 2015-16 campaign with a League Cup trophy to his name.
Next up is one of Manchester United’s new boys…