Ballon d'Or breakdown: How many points each of the top 30 received

Leo Messi got 686 points, just seven more than second place Virgil Van Dijk

Messi, con el Balón de Oro en la gala de París
Messi, con el Balón de Oro en la gala de París | AFP

The voting breakdown for the Ballon d'Or has been revealed, which was won by Barcelona's Lionel Messi ahead of Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk on Monday. 

Joan Tura

Messi claimed the prize for a record-breaking sixth time but he won it by just seven points from Van Dijk, with Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo finishing third. 

The journalists that voted on the prize awarded Messi 686 points, with Van Dijk getting 679. Ronaldo was a long way back on 476 points. 

Barça midfielder Frenkie de Jong also featured, just missing out on a top 10 finish by coming 11th, while Antoine Griezmann finished 18th and Marc-Andre ter Stegen 24th. 

Here's the full breakdown of points:

1. Leo Messi (Barcelona) - 686 points.

2. Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) - 679 points.

3. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus) - 476 points.

4. Sadio Mané (Liverpool) - 347 points.

5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool) - 178 points.

6. Kylian Mbappé (PSG) - 89 points.

7. Alisson Becker (Liverpool) - 67 points.

8. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern) - 44 points.

9. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) - 41 points.

10. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) - 33 points.

11. Frenkie De Jong (Ajax/Barcelona) - 31 points.

12. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) - 30 points.

13. Eden Hazard (Chelsea/Madrid) - 25 points.

14. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City) - 14 points.

15. Matthijs De Ligt (Ajax/Juventus) - 13 points.

16. Sergio Agüero (Manchester City) - 12 points. 

17. Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) - 11 points.

18. Antoine Griezmann (Atlético/Barcelona) - 9 points.

19. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool) - 8 points.

20. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal) - 5 points.

.- Dusan Tadic (Ajax) - 5 points.

22. Heung-min Son (Tottenham) - 4 points.

23. Hugo Lloris (Tottenham) - 3 points.

24. Kalidou Koulibaly (Nápoles) - 2 points.

.- Marc-André Ter Stegen (Barcelona) - 2 points.

26. Karim Benzema (Madrid) - 1 point.

.- Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool) - 1 point.

28. Joao Felix (Benfica/Atlético) - 0 points.

.- Marquinhos (PSG) - 0 points.

.- Donny van de Beek (Ajax) - 0 points.

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