France Football have finally revealed the complete list of the 30 nominees for the Ballon d'Or award. The award has been dominated by M
France Football have finally revealed the complete list of the 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or award.
The award has been dominated by Messi and Ronaldo since 2008, each scoring five awards, but with Modric’s stellar season seeing him sweep the recent prizes, he is threatening to break up the duopoly.
The Ballon d’Or is considered the greatest personal accolade a player can achieve and this year’s awards ceremony will take place in Paris on December 3.
The last winner in 2017 was Cristiano Ronaldo.
30 Nominees in FULL
Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona/Croatia), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid/Spain), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/Egypt), Luis Suarez(Barcelona/Uruguay), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/France)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina), Luka Modric (Real Madrid/Croatia), Neymar (PSG/Brazil), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid/Slovenia), Paul Pogba (Manchester United/France)
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur/France), Mario Mandzukic (Juventus/Croatia), Sadio Mané (Liverpool/Senegal), Marcelo (Real Madrid/Brazil), Kylian Mbappé (PSG/France)
Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid/ Spain), Eden Hazard (Chelsea/ Belgium), Isco (Real Madrid/Spain), Harry Kane (Tottenham/ England), N’Golo Kanté (Chelsea/ France).
Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea/Belgium), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Portugal), Kevin de Bruyne (Man City/Belgium), Roberto Firmino(Liverpool/Brazil), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid/Uruguay).
Sergio Aguero (Man City/Argentina), Alisson Becker (Liverpool/Brazil), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid/Wales), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/France), Edinson Cavani (PSG/Uruguay).