Real Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema has WON his FIRST-EVER Ballon d'Or by beating Sadio Mane, Kevin De Bruyne and Robert Lewandowski in the final FOUR. Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo finished 20th which is the lowest position he has been in a very long time. Lionel Messi did not make the list despite being the current winner and having won it a record 7 times. Karim Benzema has had a PHENOMENAL season after winning the La Liga and Champions League with Real Madrid and was the top scorer. Liverpool winger Mo Salah finished FIFTH with Mbappe in SIXTH and Courtois in SEVENTH.