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Has Neymar ever won a Ballon d’Or? See his rankings every year 

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Widely regarded as one of the top talents and a big potential that could not shine as much as fans would have expected, Neymar had always been in the Ballon d’Or race since his emergence at the biggest stage.

 

The Brazilian became a superstar following his arrival at FC Barcelona, where he eventually formed the famous trio known as the MSN. He won two Champions League with the Blaugrana before completing the world record (€222m) move to Paris Saint-Germain in 2017.

 

In the course of Neymar’s career, he has won some of the biggest individual awards, including the FIFA Puskás Award. However, what seems to be missing is the biggest award which brings us to the question.

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Has Neymar won the Ballon d’Or?

Well, the straightforward answer is no. However, the Brazilian had come close to being named the winner but has never won it.

Here’s what we know.

In 2015 he was named in the final three-man shortlist and eventually finished third after finishing with 7.86% votes. The second closest was in 2017, when he finished third with 361 points.

Neymar Ballon d’Or rankings every year

2015 (3rd) – 7.86% votes

2016 (5th) – 68 points

2017 (3rd) – 361 points

2018 (12th) – 19 points

2019 (omitted from the 30-man shortlist).

2020 – Not awarded

2021 (16th)

2022 (omitted)

2023?

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Will Neymar win the Ballon d’Or?

Neymar is one of the best footballers in the world despite not living up to the level many fans had expected. That said, he remains in contention for the top award. However, what seems to be an issue is injuries that have prevented him from playing regularly.

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