Complete Ballon d’Or 30-Man Shortlist Revealed

Complete Ballon d’Or 30-Man Shortlist Revealed


Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil van Dijk lead the 30 nominees for the 2019 Ballon d’Or as they contest the crown of best player in the world.

As many as six Liverpool players are included in the list while PSG star Neymar has been completely omitted from the 30-man shortlist.

So the 30 nominated male players are, in full:

Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool/Netherlands)

Bernardo Silva (Man City/Portugal)

Heung-min Son (Tottenham/South Korea)

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich/Poland)

Roberto Firmino (Liverpool/Brazil)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Portugal)

Alisson Becker (Liverpool/Brazil)

Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax/Juventus/Netherlands)

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool/Netherlands)

Kylian Mbappé (PSG/France)

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool/England)

Donny van de Beek (Ajax/Netherlands)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal/Gabon)

Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona/Germany)

Sadio Mané (Liverpool/Senegal)

Sergio Agüero (Man City/Argentina)

Frenkie de Jong (Ajax/Barcelona/Netherlands)

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham/France)

Dusan Tadic (Ajax/Serbia)

Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina)

Riyad Mahrez (Man City/Algeria)

Kevin De Bruyne (Man City/Belgium)

Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli/Senegal)

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid/Barcelona/France)

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/Egypt)

Eden Hazard (Chelsea/Real Madrid/Belgium)

Marquinhos (PSG/Brazil)

Raheem Sterling (Liverpool/England)

João Félix (Benfica/Atlético Madrid/Portugal)

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