The most awaited list of the year is here, and we’re talking about the Ballon d’Or nominees for 2017!
The 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist include familiar names like Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Neymar (PSG), amongst others.
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), David De Gea (Manchester United), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid) are some of the goalkeepers nominated for the prestigious award.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammates like Karim Benzema, Isco, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo, Toni Kroos and Luka Modric also made the list.
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid) and Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) however did not make the 30-man cut.
Both Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi have won the Ballon d’Or for the past nine years, and we’re likely to witness a similar outcome this year.
Here are the 30 players shortlisted for the award:
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund and Gabon)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid and France)
Leonardo Bonucci (AC Milan and Italy)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus and Italy)
Edinson Cavani (Paris St-Germain and Uruguay)
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool and Brazil)
Kevin de Bruyne(Manchester City and Belgium)
David de Gea (Manchester United and Spain)
Paulo Dybala (Juventus and Argentina)
Edin Dzeko (Roma and Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Radamel Falcao (Monaco and Colombia)
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid and France)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea and Belgium)
Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich and Germany)
Isco (Real Madrid and Spain)
Harry Kane (Tottenham and England)
N’Golo Kante (Chelsea and France)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid and Germany)
Robert Lewandowski(Bayern Munich and Poland)
Sadio Mane (Liverpool and Senegal)
Marcelo(Real Madrid and Brazil)
Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain and France)
Dries Mertens (Napoli and Belgium)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina)
Luka Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia)
Neymar (Paris St-Germain and Brazil)
Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid and Slovenia)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid and Spain)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal)
Luis Suarez (Barcelona and Uruguay)