Ballon d'Or 2024: Michael Owen announces nominees

Former Manchester United striker Michael Owen has named Real Madrid stars Jude Bellingham and Vinicius Junior as the favourites to win the Ballon d'Or in 2024.

Bellingham and Vinicius both impressed for Real Madrid last season.

They helped Real Madrid win both the Champions League and La Liga.

“Bellingham has obviously done brilliantly and if England are to do well at the Euros he's the obvious candidate, Vinicius Junior has done brilliantly as well,” Owen told DAZN.

“We'll just have to wait for the Euros. If Mbappe scores another hat-trick in the final like he did in the World Cup, he could be a late starter.”

“As things stand it looks like it's a 50-50 contest between Vinicius Junior and Bellingham, but with the biggest tournament of the year still to come, that could change.”


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