Fri 12 August 2022 | 17:41

Ballon d'Or 2022 shortlist reveal

Ballon d'Or nominee announcement.


Ballon d'Or

 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 -

    RB Leipzig

  • 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

Thibaut Courtois

 - Real Madrid

Mohamed Salah

 - Liverpool




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