Ballon d’Or: Power Ranking the 23 Finalists

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Aug 6, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger (middle) and defenseman Philipp Lahm (left) walk onto the pitch before the 2014 MLS All Star Game at Providence Park. Mandatory Credit: Craig Mitchelldyer-USA TODAY Sports

The Non-Contenders

It’s cool you’re here, but don’t expect anything

23. Javier Mascherno, Argentina, FC Barcelona

22. Thibaut Courtois, Belgium, Atletico Madrid

21. Karim Benzema, France, Real Madrid

20. Paul Pogba, France, Juventus

19. Sergio Ramos, Spain, Real Madrid

18. Toni Kroos, Germany, FC Bayern/Real Madrid

17. Philipp Lahm, Germany, FC Bayern

16. Eden Hazard, Belgium, Chelsea

15. Diego Costa, Spain, Atletico Madrid/Chelsea

14. Mario Gotze, Germany, FC Bayern

13. Andres Iniesta, Spain, FC Barcelona

12. Angel Di Maria, Argentina, Real Madrid/Manchester United

11. Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany, FC Bayern