It is the creme de la creme of all individual accolades in world football and the one award all elite players aspire to obtain: the Ballon d’Or.
For some, receiving the prestigious gong is the pinnacle of a career, unrivalled by anything club silverware can offer, but for others, winning just one Ballon d’Or is never enough.
Prior to Luka Modric scooping the crown in 2018, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi had monopolised the annual ‘Golden Ball’ for a decade, and they will be looking to reassert that dominance when the award resumes this year (after skipping 2020).
The now Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United stars are not only two of the greatest players this century has seen, but possibly two of the best players to have ever laced up a pair of football boots.
With 11 awards between them, the sensational duo are often referred to as GOATs of the game, but what about those who have also clinched multiple ‘best footballer in the world’ awards?
Can you name the other eight players who sit alongside Messi and Ronaldo as serial Ballon d’Or winners?