Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi leads the list of 30-man nominees for this year’s Ballon d’Or Awards, MySportDab reports.
Other players includes NGolo Kante and Jorginho who both won best midfielder and player of the season.
The list was revealed today as the award will be held later in the year which will see the best player in the world crowned.
Lionel Messi still holds the award after winning it back in 2019 as the year 2020 no winner was crowned due to football break and coronavirus.
Top names including Robert Lewandowski has been drawn out in a 30-man list which will later be reduced to 10 and three finalist.
It is expected that NGolo Kante and Jorginho are likely to make the top 5 which is predicted to cut down between Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Lewandowski.
The English Premier League dominates the list as 14 players are being nominated from that region which sees the laliga falling second with highest amount of representatives.
According to reports reaching us, the list was leaked before it could be officially announced by the organizers who will be looking hold the event this year after last 2020 issues.
SEE FULL LIST OF NOMINEES
PREMIER LEAGUE: Cesar Azpilicueta, Kevin de Bruyne, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Dias, Bruno Fernandes, Phil Foden, Jorginho, Harry Kane, N’Golo Kanté, Romelu Lukaku, Riyad Mahrez, Mason Mount, Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling
SERIE A: Nicolo Barella, Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Simon Kjaer, Lautaro Martinez
LALIGA: Karim Benzema, Luka Modric, Gerard Moreno, Pedri, Luis Suarez
LIGUE 1: Gianluigi Donnarumma, Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi, Neymar
BUNDESLIGA: Erling Haaland, Robert Lewandowski
The last 12 years of the Ballon D’Or has been dominated by Lionel Messi who is a six-time winner and Cristiano Ronaldo five-time winner of the award.
The award is expected to take place on on November 29 which a winner will be crowned as fans are already making their predictions.