French Football has just released a long list of 30 nominees for the 2021 Ballon d'Or. There are some interesting names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski.
As in previous years, the Ballon d'Or always starts with a list of 30 players, then gradually narrows down to 3 finalists. Last season this award was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The decision was strongly criticized by players and fans. As a result, the Ballon d'Or is back this year and it looks exciting. The final ceremony will be held on November 29, 221.
2021 Ballon d'Or nominees list
Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG)
Deender:Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus), Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus), Simon Kjær (AC Milan), Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea), Ruben Dias (Manchester City)
midfielder:N'Golo Kante (Chelsea), Mason Mount (Chelsea), Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan), Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United), Pedri (Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Jorginho (Chelsea), Phil Foden (Manchester City)
striker:Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City), Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Lionel Messi (PSG), Neymar (PSG), Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool), Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea), Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United),Kylian Mbappe (PSG),Gerard Moreno (Villarreal),Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)