The Guardian has attempted to present a truer depiction of the best 100 footballers of the year away from the blinding glitz of the Ballon D'or shortlist, with inputs from 124 experts across 45 nations. The list includes a player from the Brazilian league while also featuring stars like Mesut Ozil.
We have always been mildly amused whenever we looked at the Ballon
The list mentions a player from the Brazilian league - Atletico Nacional's Miguel Borja in 83rd position. The list also features several of the under-appreciated players of the year such as Manchester United's David De Gea, Tottenham's centre-back Toby Alderweireld, Juventus's Miralem Pjanic to name a few.
From The Guardian:
Our panel of 124 experts from 45 nations compiled a list of the greatest male players on the planet. Now we reveal Nos 100-11.
You can check the full list here.