Can Neymar win the Ballon d’Or 2023?

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Neymar’s chances of being named at the biggest awards have been hampered by a series of injuries throughout his career. The closest the Brazilian got was in 2015 and 2018, where he finished third on both occasions.

 

This season hasn’t been different from the other challenges he has faced, either. During PSG’s 4-3 win over Lille, Neymar was forced off the pitch due to an injury later announced to be a season-ending one—the Brazilian whose reaction was noticed.

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Can Neymar win the Ballon d’Or 2023?

Well, this is a billion-dollar question. But there’s a chance he would be nominated to be in contention because he is a big player and has been outstanding for Paris Saint-Germain despite his long injury layoff.

The stats for 2022/23

Trophies: Trophée des Champions

2022

Goals and Assist: Neymar has scored 13 Goals and provided 11 assists for PSG in the French Ligue 1 in 20 appearances. He also scored twice in six Champions League appearances before the team’s elimination from the round of 16 to Bayern Munich.

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How is the Ballon d’Or awarded, and what are the chances of Neymar?

France Football, the organizers of the Ballon d’Or, released an initial 30-man shortlist. At least, one player is selected per country.