We’re making our own Ballon d’Or excluding players that were in the top 30 and 20 of the men’s and women’s list respectively. Plenty of LOI & WNL bias.
If you missed numbers 30 – 21 click here.
Now into the Top 20…
20. Andy Robertson (Scotland/Liverpool)
Came out of nowhere to be a key player for Liverpool.
19. Alan Mannus (Northern Ireland/Shamrock Rovers)
Huge part in winning Shamrock Rovers the Cup for the first time in 32 years.
18. David Parkhouse (Northern Ireland/Derry City)
Fantastic season for the young striker.
17. Jan Oblak (Slovenia/Atletico Madrid)
Best Goalkeeper who will not be at the Euros next summer. One of the best players to have never played at the finals of a major international tournament.
16. Eugenie Le Sommer (France/Lyon)
Key player for France at this years World Cup.
15. Cristiane (Brazil/Sao Paulo)
Scorer of the goal of the tournament at this years World Cup.
14. Michael Duffy (Ireland/Dundalk)
Superstar. Should play for the National team soon.
(Michael Duffy played for the Northern Irish underage sides but has since declared for the Republic of Ireland)
13. Kylie Murphy (Ireland/Wexford Youths)
Read this article from the42.ie. The interview explains it all.
12. Hugh Douglas (Ireland/Bray Wanderers [Now at Drogheda United])
Probably heading in a last minute winner as we speak. Ron’s devastated he’s gone from Bray, great addition to Drogs.
11. Chris Shields (Ireland/Dundalk)
Probably the best defensive midfielder in the League of Ireland. Chris’Golo KantShields.
Come back tomorrow for the top 10.
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