The superstar duo have dominated the award, with five wins apiece over the last 10 years, however now is the time of Luka Modric to enjoy his moment in the spotlight with the Croatian all set to win the accolade this time around, if rumours are to be believed - scroll down for the leaked image of the top-30.
The rest of the top 10 was rounded out by Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain and France), Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool and Egypt), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid and France), Eden Hazard (Chelsea and Belgium), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City and Belgium) and Harry Kane (Tottenham and England).
"It's a unique feeling".
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France worldwide and Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe has won the inaugural Kopa Trophy for the best Under-21 player.
Ronaldo however will not be at Monday evening's gala as he has already been informed that he is not the victor.
His incredible goal in the final even made him the second teenager in history to score in a World Cup final.
Mbappe also clinched the FIFA World Cup "Best Young Player Award" and was named in the Ligue 1 'Team of the Year'.
Voting for the Ballon d'Or is conducted by an global panel of journalists who selected the victor from a list of 30 candidates. It will be the first time since since the 2007 Ballon d'Or, which was won by Kaka, will go to a new recipient.