There’s no surprise nowadays that multiple Manchester City players are nominated for the top individual awards.
Kevin De Bruyne ranked highest in eighth, with Raheem Sterling 15th, Riyad Mahrez 20th, Phil Foden 25th and Ruben Dias joint-26th.
However, City fans were fuming that the likes of Bruno Fernandes, Harry Kane, and more importantly, England rival Mason Mount, all finished ahead of Foden in voting for the Ballon d’Or.
Foden has come to the fore as one of the most exciting prospects in world football and with his performances so far, it’s imaginable his position is further up the list next year.
Personally, Foden also collected the PFA Young Footballer of the Year last season and was featured in the PFA Team of the Year.
Here’s what some supporters had to say on Twitter about Foden’s ranking in the Ballon d’Or…
what a joke https://t.co/qThRIhi6b0— Juli (@juIianotf) November 29, 2021
How is he below mount 😭— m (@c0p110) November 29, 2021
Rigged award— Aniket (@thecityzen06) November 29, 2021
Mount above Phil… absolutely undeserved.— Uday Lomesh (@Sportytechie) November 29, 2021
This award ain’t serious— ¹⁰ (@SxrgioSZN) November 29, 2021
MOUNT AND BRUNO FINISHED ABOVE HIM?!?! SOMEONE HOLD ME pic.twitter.com/E348x4j9OO— 🤟🏻⚡️ (@mxnciteh) November 29, 2021
It's obviously not a fair ranking, or in any way justifiable. But until we make our peace with UEFA, these types of situations will continue to happen.— Gabriel (@Doozy_45) November 29, 2021