3. Neymar: Brazil
Neymar is the focal player of the amazing Brazil team in the World Cup 2018. He is certainly one of the few best players in the world right now and at the peak of his career. In the last edition of the World Cup, he had a vicious injury which ruled him out from the Semi-finals of the World Cup.
But this time, he is coming back from injury and very hungry to win. If he can win the World Cup with Brazil this time, then that would make him the leading candidate for the Ballon d’Or this year.