Ballon d'Or 2022 shortlist reveal
Ballon d'Or nominee announcement.
is back, and for the first time, it is being judged on the course of a season rather than a calendar year - hooray for common sense!
With usual winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo unlikely to take home the gold again, we could see a new king crowned come the autumn.
Our first nominees are in!
Here are the first five players who have made the 30-player shortlist...
Rafael Leao - AC Milan
Christopher Nkunku -
Joshua Kimmich - Bayern Munich
Trent Alexander-Arnold - Liverpool
Vinicius Junior - Real Madrid
Bernardo Silva - Manchester City
Luis Diaz - Liverpool/Porto
Robert Lewandowski - Bayern Munich/Barcelona
Riyad Mahrez - Manchester City
Casemiro - Real Madrid
Son Heung-min - Tottenham Hotspur
Fabinho - Liverpool
Karim Benzema - Real Madrid
Mike Maignan - AC Milan
Harry Kane - Tottenham Hotspur
Darwin Nunez - Benfica/Liverpool
Phil Foden - Manchester City
Sadio Mane - Liverpool/Bayern Munich
Sebastien Haller - Ajax/Borussia Dortmund
Luka Modric - Real Madrid
Antonio Rudiger - Chelsea/Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United
Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City
Dusan Vlahovic - Fiorentina/Juventus
Virgil van Dijk - Liverpool
Joao Cancelo - Manchester City
Kylian Mbappe - Paris Saint-Germain
Erling Haaland - Borussia Dortmund/Manchester City
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