Six-time winner Lionel Messi and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo were among the 30 nominees for the Ballon d’Or on Friday.
Serial Favorite is a competition featuring Klein Mbabane, Neymar, Karim Benzema, Giorgione and Anne Golo Kante, who is also considered the leading runner-up. List released By France Football Magazine
Due to epidemics, the prestigious award was not given in 2020.
Twenty women are also in the running for their prize on November 29 in Paris.
French champion PSG This summer, Copa America winners Messi and team-mates Embape and Neymar, who led the ambitious club to the last four of the Champions League last season.
Italian midfielder Giorgione approved Chelsea after playing a key role in the Champions League title as well as Italy’s late Euro 2000 win.
Chelsea’s team-mate Kante is also on the list in the semi-finals and final of the Champions League.
Ronaldo, who finished third in the 2019 Ballon d’Or. Macy And Liverpool’s Virgil Van Dyk sees former Real Madrid team-mate Karim Benzema nominated.
Also in the running is Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski, Europe’s top scorer with 41 goals, as well as Dortmund’s Earling Braut Holland, the top scorer in the Champions League with 10 goals.
Euro 2020 finalists England are represented by Hurricane, Mason Mount, Phil Foden and Rahim Sterling.
Among women, 2019 winner Megan Repino, whose U.S. team was knocked out of the Olympics in the quarterfinals, was absent from the nominations.
Olympic gold medalist Christine Sinclair of Canada is in the running.
Barcelona are represented by Champions League winners Alexia Poutellis, who has already been named UEFA Player of the Year, and Jennifer Hermoso, the joint top scorer in the Champions League.