No fewer than 30 football stars have been nominated for 2021 Ballon D’or, the nominees list includes, Argentina shinning star Lionel Messi, Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, Harry Kane of Tottenham and Kevin De Bruyne of Manchester City.
The 30 nominees list was released on Friday.
Six-time winner for the award Messi and five-time winner Ronaldo, who have dominated the award in the last two decades both look forward to winning this year’s award.
The 30 nominees for this year’s award include other stars such as Neymar, Luiz Suarez, Mo Sallah, Kylian Mbappe and Kevin De Bruyne.
With five players each in the list, Manchester City and Chelsea have more players on this year’s award list, followed by French side Paris Saint-Germain with four players.
Italian side Juventus and Inter Milan, Spanish giant Real Madrid and Manchester United have two players each on the list.
Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Dortmund, Liverpool, Tottenham Hotspur, Villarreal, AC Milan all have one player each on the list.
Full list below:
Cesar Azpilicueta, Nicolo Barella, Karim Benzema, Leonard Bonucci, Kevin De Bruyne, Giorgio Chiellini, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Dias, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Bruno Fernandes, Phil Foden, Erling Haaland, Harry Kane, Jorginho.
Others are N’Golo Kante, Simon Kjaer, Robert Lewandowski, Romelu Lukaku, Riyad Mahrez, Lautaro Martinez, Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi, Luka Modric, Gerard Moreno, Mason Mount, Neymar, Pedri, Mohamed Salah, Raheem Sterling, Luis Suarez.