In the first part of this article we selected Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Alexis Sanchez as the leading contenders to win the Ballon d'Or award in 2016. Now let's take a look at other players who're in the running for this year's prize.

Paul Pogba

With the Euro 2016 taking place in France the hosts are going to need a leader who can bring the trophy to them. The biggest candidate to take that role will be Paul Pogba, who can easily claim the title of best player in the country. The Juventus midfielder has everything the modern central-midfielder should have, including abrilliant long shot, terrific endurance and great passing ability.

We are not sure if he will stay in Juventus for the next season, but it won’t make a difference for a young player with skills like Pogba.

Mesut Ozil

If he can continue tomaintain his form Mesut Ozil could end the year witha whole array of awards tohis name. Inmany people'sopinion he is currently the best player in the Premier League, and few Soccer experts will argue with that thesis. If he can deliver the Premiership title to Arsenal and thenbring the same winningform to Euro 2016 he shouldhave agreat chance to win the Ballon d’Or. The German maestro, just like his Arsenal teammate Alexis Sanchez, needs to improve his game even more and take it to the next level

Luis Suarez and Neymar

Barcelona fans are the luckiest in the world.

They can admire players like Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar. The Argentinian has been awarded the Ballon d’Or five times, but his teammates can achieve that too. Luis Suarez is easily one of the top strikers in the world. He's improved his game since he moved to Barcelona in 2014, and 2016offers him a great opportunityto move to the top.

His Brazilian teammate Neymar took 3rd place in the2015 Ballond'Or and he will be hungry to outshine Messi and Ronaldo in 2016. A lot will depend on his performance during the Copa America, where he will compete with the Argentinian. Neymar showed remarkable talent when Messi was injured but the question is if he can dominate the game of soccer like Messi did?

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