Cristiano Ronaldo, Sadio Mane and Virgil Van Dijk have been shortlisted for this year’s Ballon d’Or, as France Football announces its 30-man shortlist for the prestigious award.
Mane and Van Dijk were joined by their Premier League counterparts Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
Van Dijk’s Liverpool team-mates Roberto Firmino and Trent Alexander-Arnold were also included for their involvement in Liverpool’s sixth Champions League triumph.
Hugo Lloris was also among the shortlisted stars despite an indifferent season between the sticks for Tottenham Hotspur.
Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe was on the list alongside Donny van de Beek and Marc-Andre Ter-Stegen.
Full list of nominees for Ballon d’Or award:
Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
Son Heung-min (Tottenham)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona)
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
Dusan Tadic (Ajax)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Donny van de Beek (Ajax)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona)
Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)
Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona)
Mohammed Salah (Liverpool)
Eden Hazard (Real Madrid)
Marquinhos (Paris St-Germain)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid)
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