Ballon d'Or 2018 Full List - All 30 Nominees

Ballon d'Or 2018 Full List
Ballon d'Or Winners | Credit: Eurosport

Its been just a month ago when the Fifa Best Award was announced which saw the Real Madrid midfielder, Luka Modric scoop the award from the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah. Although Messi couldn't make the shortlist, many believe his performance was outstanding and therefore deserved a spot in the 3-man shortlist. Well, that wouldn't matter now that there's a chance he could run away with the Ballon d'Or award
Sir Stanley Matthews was the first player to be awarded the prestigious award by France Football in 1956. Ever since the award has been shared among several players including the Brazilian international, Ronaldo, Zidane of France among others.  
The ceremony which has been scheduled to take place in Paris on 3rd December 2018 will be the first of its kind for women footballers to be acknowledged with a trophy for the women best player.  Here is a full list of the 2018 Ballon d'Or contenders in no particular order.

2018 Ballon d'Or  Full List - 30 Nominees

  • Marcelo (Real Madrid)
  • Isco (Real Madrid) 
  • Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
  • Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  • Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
  • Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  • Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid)
  • Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)
  • Sadio Mané (Liverpool)
  • Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
  • Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
  • Alisson Becker (Liverpool)
  • Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid)
  • Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
  • Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
  • Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
  • Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
  • Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona)
  • Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
  • Kevin De Buryne (Manchester City)
  • N'Golo Kante (Chelsea)
  • Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)
  • Mario Mandzukic (Juventus)
  • Harry Kane (Tottenham)
  • Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)
  • Paul Pogba (Manchester United)
Ronaldo and Messi have won the award five times each and are on level terms now. Would Messi or Ronaldo pick another award to lead the race or will a new favorite emerge the winner? Only time will tell.
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