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N'Golo Kante is the highest ranked Premier League player in this year's Ballon d'Or
You already knew the winner before the ceremony even started...

Cristiano Ronaldo has retained the Ballon d'Or title, named the 2017 winner at Thursday's ceremony in Paris.

The former Manchester United star was instrumental in helping Real Madrid seal their third Champions League title in four seasons, also helping them become Spanish champions for the first time since 2012.

Lionel Messi (as you probably guessed) was named in second, just ahead of his former Barcelona teammate, Neymar, who became the most expensive player in the world when he joined Paris Saint-Germain in summer.

The Premier League was well represented in the top 30, with players from Liverpool, Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City and Tottenham all featuring. Perhaps unsurprisingly, PFA Player of the Year N'Golo Kante was the highest-ranked English-based player, ranked eight.

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Harry Kane was the highest-ranked British player, taking tenth place.

Here's the Ballon d'Or 2017 Top 30

=29 Dries Mertens - Napoli

=29 Philippe Coutinho - Liverpool

28 Edin Dzeko - Roma

27 Mats Hummels - Bayern Munich

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26 Jan Oblak - Atletico Madrid

25 Karim Benzema - Real Madrid

24 Radamel Falcao - Monaco

23 Sadio Mane - Liverpool

=21 Leonardo Bonucci - AC Milan

=21 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang - Borussia Dortmund

20 David De Gea -Manchester United

19 Eden Hazard - Chelsea

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18 Antoine Griezmann - Antoine Griezmann

17 Toni Kroos - Real Madrid

16 Marcelo - Real Madrid

15 Paulo Dybala - Juventus

14 Kevin De Bruyne -Manchester City

13 Luis Suarez - Barcelona

12 Isco - Real Madrid

11 Edinson Cavani - Paris Saint-Germain

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10 Harry Kane - Tottenham Hotspur

9 Robert Lewandowski - Bayern Munich

8 N'Golo Kante - Chelsea

7 Kylian Mbappe - Paris Saint-Germain

6 Sergio Ramos - Real Madrid

5 Luka Modric - Real Madrid

4 Gianluigi Buffon - Juventus

3 Neymar - Paris Saint-Germain

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2 Lionel Messi - Barcelona

1 Cristiano Ronaldo - Real Madrid

 

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