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Real Madrid and Barcelona to clean up as Ballon d’Or, Kopa and Yashin winners ‘leaked’


An insight into the alleged results of the upcoming Ballon d’Or ceremony has on Sunday been provided online.

For those not aware, the latest ‘Golden Ball’ gala is set to take place on Monday night.

The annual awards show, which recognises world football’s standout performers across the previous 12 months, will take place at the Theatre du Chatalet in the French capital of Paris, at 8pm local time.

The headline prize handed out, of course, comes in the form of the Ballon d’Or, currently held by Argentine icon Lionel Messi.

In addition, though, the continent’s standout goalkeeper and young player are too rewarded for their recent endeavours.

And, as alluded to above, on Sunday, a leaked list of the alleged winners of all three accolades has come to the fore online.

The info comes courtesy of Spanish outlet Marca, who point towards the giants of Spanish football preparing to clean up in France.

This comes with Real Madrid standout Karim Benzema, as expected, in line to be named the latest Ballon d’Or holder. And joining the Frenchman on the list of winners on Monday will be Blancos teammate Thibaut Courtois, in line to bag the Yashin Trophy as world football’s standout goalkeeper.

Finally, on the other side of the Clasico divide, Barcelona starlet Gavi is primed to beat out stiff competition from the likes of Eduardo Camavinga, Jude Bellingham and Jamal Musiala, to clinch the highly sought after Kopa Trophy.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.



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