Liverpool star Mohamed Salah has been listed in the third spot according to a list of Ballon D’Or rankings, which has been leaked on social media.
The Leaked Ballon D’Or rankings revealed that Lionel Messi would be the winner of the award, followed by Liverpool Defender Virgil van Dijk (2nd), Mo Salah (3rd), and the five-time Ballon D’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo (4th).
‘In the image shared on Twitter, Messi tops the voting with 446 points to van Dijk’s 382 in second,” Mirror reported.
❗There is a 'leaked Ballon d'Or rankings' list leaked by an anonymous source earlier on Twitter today, in which Messi wins the award. pic.twitter.com/Uifzhxa5ov
— Barca Universal (@BarcaUniversal) November 30, 2019
If this leaked news proved to be true on Monday, Salah would come ahead of Ronaldo, smashing a new record in his glorious career.
“The voting for the award has already been cast, but it is unclear whether the list is official or not,” the English newspaper concluded.
Last year, Barcelona midfielder Luka Modric won the 2018 prestigious award, ending seven years of dominance by Ronaldo and Messi.
The winner of this accolade prize will be announced in Paris on December 2, but first, the list will be condensed to a shortlist of nominees.
Salah had been chosen among the 50-man shortlist, who were nominated for the Uefa ”Team of the Year 2019.”
The team will be chosen through a vote on Uefa’s official website, and the best team will be announced on January 9.
On November 24, the 27-year-old was selected among the nominees for the ‘’African Player of the Year’’ Award. Noteworthy, He scooped the ‘’African Player of the Year’’ Award. last season after an intense competition with the Senegalese Sadio Mane and the Gabon International Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.