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Messi, Ronaldo, Jorginho, And Neymar Shortlisted For 2021 Ballon D’or

A 30-man shortlist of top performers from the last 12 months for the 2021 Ballon d’Or has been released by France Football. A selection of international journalists, national team coaches, and captains will be polled to determine the winner, with each voter being asked to pick out their top five. Once that process has been…”
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October 9, 2021 10:55 am

A 30-man shortlist of top performers from the last 12 months for the 2021 Ballon d’Or has been released by France Football.

A selection of international journalists, national team coaches, and captains will be polled to determine the winner, with each voter being asked to pick out their top five.

Once that process has been completed, the prestigious Trophy will be given to the Ballon d’or winner at a glitzy ceremony in Paris on November 29.

The shortlisted players are:

Cesar Azpilicueta
Nicolo Barella
Karim Benzema
Leonardo Bonucci
Giorgio Chiellini
Kevin De Bruyne
Ruben Dias
Gianluigi Donnarumma
Bruno Fernandes
Phil Foden
Erling Haaland
Jorginho
Harry Kane
N’Golo Kante

Simon Kjaer
Robert Lewandowski
Romelu Lukaku
Riyad Mahrez
Lautaro Martinez
Kylian Mbappe
Lionel Messi
Luka Modric
Gerard Moreno
Mason Mount
Neymar
Pedri
Cristiano Ronaldo
Mohamed Salah
Raheem Sterling
Luis Suarez

A selection of international journalists, national team coaches, and captains will be polled to determine the winner, with each voter being asked to pick out their top five.

Once that process has been completed, the prestigious prize will be handed out at a glitzy ceremony in Paris on November 29.

Other Awards

France Football announced 10-man shortlists for two further awards: the Kopa Trophy, given to the best performing player under the age of 21, and the Yashin Trophy, given to the best goalkeeper.

Kopa Trophy shortlist: Mason Greenwood, Bukayo Saka, Pedri, Jeremy Doku, Ryan Gravenberch, Jamal Musiala, Florian Wirtz, Jude Bellingham, Giovanni Reyna, Nuno Mendes

Yashin Trophy shortlists Gianluigi Donnarumma, Ederson, Kasper Schmeichel, Edouard Mendy, Keylor Navas, Emiliano Martínez, Manuel Neuer, Jan Oblak, Samir Handanovic.

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