BALLON D'OR 2017: NEYMAR, MESSI AND RONALDO AMONG 30 NOMINEES

Ballon d'or 2017: Neymar, Messi and Ronaldo among 30 nominees

Source: Goal.com
Date: 9th-october-2017 Time:  7:00:59 pm

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The full 30-man list includes seven Real Madrid players following their second successive Champions League win last season

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi lead an illustrious list of 30 players nominated for the 2017 Ballon d'Or award.

The full list of top footballers was revealed across Monday by organisers France Football, with Champions League and La Liga winners Real Madrid dominating with seven nominees.

Following unprecedented back-to-back Champions League wins, Real Madrid star Ronaldo is joined on the roster by attackers Karim Benzema and Isco, defenders Sergio Ramos and Marcelo, and midfielders Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

Neymar has been recognised following an eventful year that has seen the Brazil star impress for both his national team and Barcelona, before his world-record summer transfer to Paris Saint-Germain. Former team-mate Luis Suarez, meanwhile, was one of Barca's key men last term, scoring 37 goals in all competitions.

Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann was one of the final three in the 2016 Ballon d'Or, finishing third, and he continued his fine form for Diego Simeone's side with 26 goals in all competitions last season.

Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala is nominated alongside team-mate Gianluigi Buffon after enjoying a stand-out 2017, helping the Bianconeri to yet another Serie A title and the Champions League final.

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante is also among the nominees after he claimed his second Premier League title in a row following his switch from Leicester City. Philippe CoutinhoDavid de GeaHarry Kane and Kevin De Bruyne are also recognised for their performances in the English top flight.

Other nominees include Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski, Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak, PSG teenager Kylian Mbappe, and Roma forward Edin Dzeko, who finished as Serie A's top goalscorer last season.

 


FULL LIST OF 2017 BALLON D'OR NOMINEES


Player

Teams

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid & Portugal

Eden Hazard

Chelsea & Belgium

Leonardo Bonucci

AC Milan & Italy

Isco

Real Madrid & Spain

Kylian Mbappe

PSG & France

Neymar

PSG & Brazil

Luka Modric

Real Madrid & Croatia

Paulo Dybala

Juventus & Argentina

Marcelo

Real Madrid & Brazil

N'Golo Kante

Chelsea & France

Luis Suarez

Barcelona & Uruguay

Sergio Ramos

Real Madrid & Spain

Jan Oblak

Atletico Madrid & Slovenia

Philippe Coutinho

Liverpool & Brazil

Dries Mertens

Napoli & Belgium

Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City & Belgium

Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich & Poland

David de Gea

Manchester United & Spain

Harry Kane

Tottenham & England

Edin Dzeko

Roma & Bosnia-Herzegovina

Antoine Griezmann

Atletico Madrid & France

Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus  & Italy

Radamel Falcao

Monaco & Colombia

Sadio Mane

Liverpool & Senegal

Toni Kroos

Real Madrid & Germany

Lionel Messi

Barcelona & Argentina

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Borussia Dortmund & Gabon

Edinson Cavani

PSG & Uruguay

Mats Hummels

Bayern Munich & Germany

Karim Benzema

Real Madrid & France

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