Fri 08 October 2021 | 18:25

The 30-player shortlist has been confirmed for the 2021 Ballon d'Or

After a year of delay, the Ballon d'Or is set to take place again, and it has never been so competitive in at least the last ten years.

Former Barcelona and current PSG star Lionel Messi is looking to win his seventh Ballon d'Or, but as in previous years, he is not far superior to the other candidates.

Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski is also among the finalists, who had the main chance of winning last year before the ceremony was cancelled.

Many also consider Chelsea's Jorginho to be eligible for the top prize this year, as he won the European Championship in one season with Chelsea and Italy.

Ronaldo and Benzema cannot be ignored either, as they are still shining in their teams.

The final list of 2021 Ballon d'Or is as follows:

Riyad Mahrez


(Man City)

N'Golo Kante



Erling Haaland


(Borussia Dortmund)

Leonardo Bonucci




Mason Mount



Harry Kane 


Gianluigi Donnarumma 

(AC Milan, PSG)

Karim Benzema 

(Real Madrid)

Raheem Sterling 

(Man City)

Nicolo Barella 


Lionel Messi 

(Barcelona, PSG)

Bruno Fernandes 

(Man Utd)



Luka Modric 

(Real Madrid)

Giorgio Chiellini 


Kevin De Bruyne 

(Man City)



Ruben Dias 

(Man City)

Lautaro Martinez 


Simon Kjaer 

(AC Milan)

Robert Lewandowski 

(Bayern Munich)



Mohamed Salah 


Cesar Azpilicueta 


Romelu Lukaku 

(Inter, Chelsea)

Cristiano Ronaldo 

(Juventus, Man Utd)

Gerard Moreno 


Phil Foden 

(Man City)

Kylian Mbappe 


Luis Suarez 

(Atletico Madrid)



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