30 Ballon d'Or 2017 Nominees

This year’s Ballon d’Or nominations are out and 30 of the best players in the world stand a chance of winning one of the most sought-after awards in football history.

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The award is handed to the player who has performed their absolute best in the previous year and a group of football journalists will vote.

Lionel Messi has won the most awards with five to his name – and his most recent in 2015.
Christiano Ronaldo is the firm favourite to win his fifth title following his 2016 UEFA Champions League and Spanish La Liga titles.

@Francefootball is releasing the full 30 Ballon d’Or nominees in stages throughout the day. Keep up to date here:

Ballon d'Or 2017 shortlist so far

  1. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
  2. Kevin De Bruyne (Man City)
  3. David de Gea (Man Utd)
  4. Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
  5. Edin Dzeko (Roma)
  6. Harry Kane (Tottenham)
  7. N'Golo Kante (Chelsea)
  8. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
  9. Marcelo (Real Madrid)
  10. Dries Mertens (Napoli)
  11. Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  12. Neymar (PSG)
  13. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
  14. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  15. Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
  16. Antoine Griezmann ( Atletico Madrid)
  17. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
  18. Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus FC)
  19. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
  20. Radamel Falcao (AS Monaco)
  21. Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  22. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Dortmund)
  23. Edison Cavani (PSG)
  24. Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich)
  25. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
  26. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
  27. Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
  28. Leonardo Bonucci (AC Milan)
  29. Isco (Real Madrid)
  30. Kylian Mbappe (PSG)

Writtern by Lungelo Mdladla for Hollywoodbets

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