Less than a month from the delivery of the Ballon d’Or 2018, for the first time in 10 years, the footballer who could return this important distinction is still unknown, and it is out of the battle between Messi and Ronaldo . Even if the mystery hangs on the favorite this time, a study indicates that the Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo the Juventus striker deserves the award, awarded by the magazine France Football.
The performance of the Portuguese star is superior to that of Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappé, second and third in the ranking generated by ProFootballDB. Ronaldo currently has 400 points ELO, the scale that measures the states of form.
It is possible to determine the returns of each by taking into account various variables, such as the level of matches, opponents, competitions, impacts in moments of maximum pressure, goals and assists, etc …
These non-random figures highlight the superior difficulty of scoring against teams such as PSG, Juventus or United rather than Huesca in Liga for example.
On a personal level, no player reaches the records of CR7. Advanced statistics confirm that the Portuguese team’s impact on offensive production (goals, assists, assists, crosses, crosses, dribbles) is stronger than that of the brilliant French striker, Grizou. Cristiano has a total of 396.9 ELO points, while Griezmann has 379.3 points. Mbappé totals 333.2 points and completes the podium. We find Leo Messi in fourth place, with 330 units ahead of Varane with 268.8 and Luka Modric, 231.1