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Real Madrid believe a player from the club could win the Ballon d’Or in 2024 – report

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Lionel Messi bagged the eighth Ballon d’Or of his career as he stepped up on to the stage to receive the award for 2023 after his incredible campaign in the 2022 World Cup with Argentina as they beat France in the finals.

The Argentine beat Erling Haaland and Kylian Mbappe to the award, who came second and third, respectively.

Real Madrid’s closest entrant in the list was Vinicius Jr in fifth place, followed by Luka Modric in 10th, and Karim Benzema in 16th. Jude Bellingham also finished in 18th place, but his ranking was based on his tenure with Borussia Dortmund and England.

The Madrid club hosted the trophy last year, though, with Benzema lifting it after winning the UEFA Champions League and La Liga.

Los Blancos may have missed out on the trophy this year, but they are confident that one of their players will be lifting it in 2024, as per a report by AS.

Bellingham and Vinicius are the main candidates from Madrid, with the former in exceptional form since he arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu.

The Brazilian, on the other hand, has started this season slowly, but has been among the best players in the world across the last couple of seasons, and could easily rejoin that list as the campaign goes on.

Further, Madrid also not discarded the option of singing one or both of Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland, as per previous reports. One of them is expected to be among the winners very soon, taking over from Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi’s rivalry.

The Madrid camp at the Ballon d’Or ceremony in Paris did not return empty-handed, though.

Bellingham won the Kopa Trophy for the best U-21 player in Europe, while Vincius won the Socrates Award for his humanitarian work fighting racism and his hard work to promote education in Brazil.

Vinicius was also name-checked by Messi in his speech after receiving the award, who said, “Haaland, Mbappe, Vinicius, and many young players can compete for the Ballon d’Or in the next few years.”

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  1. Pat Grey

    November 1, 2023 at 4:47 am

    I wish him good luck, but the present poor state of play of Vinicius does not bode well for a Balon d’Or anytime soon. He needs to up his game and be a bit more disciplined on the pitch.

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What is the price tag on Kylian Mbappe’s Real Madrid jersey?

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Kylian Mbappe’s arrival at Real Madrid has sparked a frenzy among football fans, with the club swiftly making his iconic jersey available for purchase starting July 11. 

Notably, before July 11, eager fans could not get their hands on a jersey featuring Mbappe’s name and number 9, as he was under contract with PSG until June 30. 

However, once the clock struck July 11, enthusiasts could finally purchase his jerseys in various styles, prompting a rapid sell-out at the Adidas store within hours.

The pricing of these jerseys has garnered significant attention, varying not only by size but also by the type of jersey—Replica or Authentic—that fans choose, reports Diario AS.

Initially, the Real Madrid online store listed the Replica version of Mbappe’s jersey at €100, while the Authentic version, identical to those worn by the team’s players, was priced at €160. 

What are the prices of Mbappe’s Real Madrid shirt?

Kylian Mbappe’s Real Madrid shirt is being sold like a hotcake. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

The highest-priced option is the Authentic Mbappe Men’s Home Kit Shirt, retailing at €185. This premium version allows fans to add additional patches such as La Liga or Champions League badges for an extra charge. 

Surprisingly, the women’s version of the jersey is priced equivalently, reflecting gender-neutral pricing practices, while the children’s edition is slightly more affordable at €130. 

Furthermore, even the youngest fans can join in the excitement with a baby version of the jersey priced at €80.

Meanwhile, for those looking for a more budget-friendly option, the Mbappe Men’s Home Shirt comes in at €120. 

Fans can customize these shirts with either a La Liga or Champions League patch for an additional €15, affixed uniquely on the right sleeve, opposite the iconic HP logo on the left, a prominent sponsor of the club. 

These prices apply to the short-sleeved versions; opting for long sleeves incurs a slightly lower cost. 

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