Wesley Sneijder is the 5/2 favourite with Ladbrokes to win the Balon d’Or this year, while Spanish midfielder Xavi is 4/1.
Spanish players dominate the shortlist but early betting indicates differing opinions amongst the bookies. While Ladbrokes put 4/1 about Xavi, make the World Cup winner the 4/6 overwhelming fav. Sneijder is the general fav though.
Didier Drogba is a 50/1 chance with Skybet as he aims to be the first African player to win the prize.
Argentine Lionel Messi is 10/1 at while Cristiano Ronaldo is 25/1 at Paddy Power.