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Women's Ballon d'Or 2024 Power Rankings: Aitana Bonmati vaults into top spot in bid for back-to-back Golden Balls

As the women’s season in Europe enters the ‘business end’ and the Champions League final looms, talk of who could win this year’s individual accolades is only growing - and there is no bigger prize than the Ballon d’Or.

Aitana Bonmati won the crown last year, following back-to-back victories for her Spain and Barcelona team-mate, Alexia Putellas. The chances of another Spaniard or another Barca star getting their hands on the famous accolade feels high again this time around, with La Roja favourites for this summer’s Olympics and Barca in with a shot at retaining their European title.

But there are a lot of factors that come into play when it comes to the Ballon d’Or Feminin - and all individual awards in the women’s game, even. With the sport still growing in coverage and recognition, some who wholly deserve to be nominated can often be overlooked if they aren’t a well-known name, making performances on the biggest of stages even more important.

With the season in the United States only just getting underway and the Olympics sure play a big role later this year, this list is sure to change plenty throughout 2024. But who is in the running for the Ballon d’Or Feminin right now? GOAL takes a look at the contenders…

Previous update: April 19, 2024.

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