Our writers pick their top three for the Ballon d'Or award

Our writers pick their top three for the Ballon d'Or award

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann believes France teammate Kylian Mbappe is playing like Cristiano Ronaldo when he was with Manchester United.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see Pogba's 2018 Ballon d'Or favourites. Despite this, he's stated that four of his global teammates are more deserving of the award than he is.

"I can't designate one [to win it]". But I hope with all my heart that this is one of the three.

Mbappe scored four times in 13 minutes on Sunday but also missed a number of chances, which does not surprise Griezmann.

The Atletico forward also added just how much it would mean to him if he were to win football's most prestigious individual award later in the year, stating: "For me, it's a dream".

"I wish. He would be a fair victor for me", the Atletico midfielder said.

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His countryman Griezmann echoed Pogba's sentiment that the 2018 Ballon d'Or should be lifted by a France world champion.

"In this best team in the world, there must be the best player in the world, right?"

"In any case, that is how I see it". Afterwards, there are votes, opinions, different judgements.

However, the Manchester United man believes he should not win the Ballon d'Or ahead of his worldwide team-mates.

At Fifa's awards in September, Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric was named the world's best male player, while Brazil and Orlando Pride forward Marta won the best female player award.

Ronaldo looked a certainty for his third straight Ballon d'Or after leading Real Madrid to their unprecedented threepeat in the continent's prime club competition, where he was yet again the top scorer.

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