France Football has published the results of the Ballon d’Or voting for 2023. Inter Miami forward Lionel Messi, who won the award for the eighth time, has collected 462 points.
Second striker Arling Holland from Manchester City is 105 points less – 357, and PSG ace Kylian Mbappe is third with 270 points.
Also in the Top 10 are Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) – 100, Rodri (Manchester City) – 57, Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid) – 49, Julián Alvarez (Manchester City) – 28, Victor Osimen (Napoli) – 24, Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – 20 and Luka Modric (Real Madrid) – 19.
UEFA also presented the list of journalists who voted in the poll of the French edition. From Bulgaria, Mihail Savov from Sportlive has the right to vote. He has arranged his Ballon d’Or top five as follows:
1. Kylian Mbappe
2. Lionel Messi
3. Luka Modric
4. Arling Holland
5. Kevin de Bruyne
Our country is one of only 6 countries that did not place anyone between Messi and Holland in the first place. Here are the other such countries:
Cameroon – Kylian Mbappe
Ivory Coast – Kylian Mbappe
Ecuador – Kylian Mbappe
Portugal – Bernardo Silva
Czech Republic – Kylian Mbappe