2021 Ballon D’Or: Messi, Jorginho, Lewandowski make 30-man nominees [Full list]


The official 30-man shortlist for this year’s Men Ballon D’Or award has been released by the organizers, France Football, on Friday.

It is dominated by the Premier League, with 14 of the players plying their trade in England’s topflight.

There are five players from Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s LaLiga, while France has four players.

Lionel Messi remains the favourite to win the prize on November 29.

The 34-year-old scored 38 goals in 47 games last season, helping guide Barcelona to the Copa del Rey before winning the Copa America with his country this summer.

FULL LIST:

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: Nicolas 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





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