Lionel Messi has opened a three-goal lead at the top of Europe’s top goalscorers, while the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe and Mohamed Salah follow in joint-second place.
These players are regarded as the best in their clubs considering their performances so far this season in all competitions.
Last season, Lionel Messi was superb for Barcelona in which the Argentine helped them to win the Spanish La Liga title.
He is also in the best form of his life this season as he has scored 17 league goals for Barcelona.
Before Cristiano Ronaldo left Real Madrid, the Portuguese won the 2017/18 Champions League title when they beat Liverpool in the final in Kiev.
This season, he has already won the League Cup with Juventus and he is also eyeing the Italian League and also the Champions League titles. He has also scored 14 league goals so far for Juventus.
France international Kylian Mbappe helped his nation to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia and has also been superb for Paris-Saint-Germain this season scoring 14 league goals.
In the absence of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe is expected to be the star man for PSG in their Champions League game against Manchester United at Old Trafford in February.
Last season, Mohamed Salah finished as the highest goalscorer in the Premier League, and the Egypt international has already netted 14 league goals this term as his club occupy first position on the Premier League standings.
And what do these four players share in common?
The answer of what Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, Mohamed Salah and Kylian Mbappe share in common is the 2018 Ballon d'Or nomination.
In the 2018 Ballon d'Or nomination, these four players finished among the top 10 in the award that was won by Real Madrid star Luka Modric.
Juventus' forward Cristiano Ronaldo came second, Frenchman Kylian Mbappe was fourth, Barcelona star Lionel Messi took fifth position while Liverpool star Mohamed Salah ended as sixth best.
Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Real Madrid superstar Luka Modric was named the winner of the 2018 Ballon d'Or award beating Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo in Paris on Monday night, December 3.
This will be the first time since 2008 that another player will defeat the duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo for the Ballon d'Or award.
Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have both won the Ballon d'Or five times each since 2008.
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