Juventus superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is presently leading Barcelona rival Lionel Messi in the race for the 2020 prestigious Ballon d’Or award.Advertisement Loading… And with nine months to go for the next Ballon d’Or awards ceremony, the race is currently high among the big players in Europe with Lionel Messi falling into fifth position on the standings according to a rating published by GOAL.Topping the chart is Manchester City’s attacking midfielder Kevin De Bruyne, who has excelled for the Citizens this campaign.However, City are unlikely to defend the Premier League title this season, with Liverpool leading the race for the Premier League silverware.A further breakdown of the chart revealed that Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski, who has netted nine times in eight games this year before cropping an injury that will rule him out until April.The Polish forward is closely followed by Ronaldo, who has netted 13 goals for Juventus in 10 Serie A games and he is working towards claiming his sixth Ballon d’Or award this year.A huge picI wish Master win THE BALLON D’OR of 2020. pic.twitter.com/bBqO0ALkaA— Andrés Messi (@AndressMessi5) March 9, 2020Read Also: Messi to splash €4m to free Ronaldinho from prison, hires lawyersBorussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland is fourth considering his superb performances so far in Europe while Messi is placed fifth on the log.Top Seven players at the moment – GOAL:1. Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City2. Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich3. Cristiano Ronaldo – Juventus4. Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund5. Lionel Messi – Barcelona6. Jadon Sancho – Borussia Dortmund7. Kylian Mbappe – Paris-Saint-GermainFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Currently, Messi is the holder of the Ballon d’or after claiming it for a record sixth time in his career last year December, seeing off Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dijk and Ronaldo. Promoted ContentHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCulkin Cracks Up The Web With His Own Version Of ‘Home Alone’5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Incredibly Looking Albino Animals10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?