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The 23 candidates for the 2014 Ballon D’or have been announced, with superstars from Europe’s biggest clubs dominating the shortlist.
Here at CaughtOffside, we’ve ranked their chances of winning from 23-1 – with two familiar candidates and a batch of World Cup winning Germans battling for top spot.
23) Thibaut Courtois – Chelsea and Belgium
Courtois has established himself as one of the best stoppers in the world this calendar year, winning La Liga with Atletico Madrid, and taking legendary stopper Petr Cech’s Chelsea no.1 jersey, but if a keeper does win the ballon D’or this year, it’s not going to be the young Belgian…