The race for the Ballon d’Or in the next decade is expected to be between Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham.
The Golden Ball dominance of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo ended this year, after the Argentine superstar was honored for the 8th time and both now play outside of Europe.
If Messi went to America to play football, joining Inter Miami of former MU player David Beckham, Ronaldo is currently in Saudi Pro League, wearing the Al Nassr shirt.
The names that finished second and third at the recent awards ceremony were Haaland and Mbappe and Golden Boy Jude Bellingham,… considered to be the next generation to compete for this noble individual award.
And Football Manager 2024 used the system to simulate the future, predicting Ballon d’Or winners over the next decade.
So who will win the most of these titles? FM24 has given Mbappe the Golden Ball title 6 times in 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2030 and 2031. Interspersed between the French striker will be Haaland, Bellingham, Lamine Yaman and Vinicius.
Even though it’s just a prediction, everyone can see that it’s only a matter of time before Kylian Mbappe wins the Golden Ball. PSG head coach Luis Enrique immediately pointed out the practical task for the number 1 star at Paris des Princes to achieve that soon: winning titles with PSG and the French team.
“To win the Golden Ball, in addition to the individual contributions that Kylian Mbappe has made, you need to win titles.
We try to win as many victories as possible at PSG. He can also do this with the French team. A player of Mbappe’s level, achieving such achievements, the Golden Ball comes from necessity.”