01/11/2012 09:44, Report by Adam Marshall

Trivia: Ballon d'Or contenders

Around this time of year, talk of the potential Ballon d'Or winner gathers pace with Lionel Messi favourite for the prize again in 2012.

Over the years, seven players have reached the podium (ie finished in the first three places) while representing United.

Could you name the stars in question?

Check out the answers in the black box and look out for another poser next Thursday.

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Ballon d'Or contenders

Duncan Edwards (1957 - joint-third)

Denis Law (1964 - winner)

Sir Bobby Charlton (1966 - winner, 1967 - second, 1968 - second)

George Best (1968 - winner, 1971 - third)

Eric Cantona (1993 - third)

David Beckham (1999 - second)

Cristiano Ronaldo (2007 - second, 2008 - winner)

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