The French Football Association has released a shortlist consisting of 30 players nominated for the 2021 edition of the Ballon d’Or.
The award ceremony of the prestigious award was called off last year due to the impact of the Covid-19 but it is back this year.
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Robert Lewandowski are among the nominees on the 30-man. Other superstars to get the nod to include Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, Mohamed Salah, Karim Benzema, and Romelu Lukaku.
See the full list below.
Laurato Martinez – Argentina and Inter Milan
Kylian Mbappe – France and Paris Saint-Germain
Riyad Mahrez – Algeria and Manchester City
Erling Haaland – Norway and Borussia Dortmund
Raheem Sterling – England and Manchester City
Lionel Messi – Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain
Neymar – Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain
Robert Lewandowski – Poland and Bayern Munich
Romelu Lukaku – Belgium and Chelsea
Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal and Manchester United
Mohamed Salah – Egypt and Liverpool
Karim Benzema – France and Real Madrid
Gerard Moreno – Spain and Villarreal
Luiz Suarez – Uruguay and Atletico Madrid
Harry Kane – England and Tottenham Hotspur