Number 3: Antoine Griezmann
Even a World Cup trophy wasn’t enough to give him a chance of winning the award. Griezmann finished at number four in the nominee’s list. With 4 goals and 2 assists in Russia, the Atleti forward was pivotal to Les Bleus repeating their success from 1998. The only reason of his not making the final list is his lack of success with Atletico Madrid last season. The La Liga side dropped down to the Europa League and won that with ease where the only tough opponent were Arsenal. Atletico Madrid finished in the second spot having a vast point difference with the Champions, Barcelona.