the complete list of nominees, without Messi or Neymar

Two big absentees in this list: Lionel Messi and Neymar

No Lionel Messi, no Neymar in the list of nominees. For the Argentinian, this absence is a first since 2005!

More information here.

The full list of nominees for the Ballon d’Or

Thibaut Courtois, Mohamed Salah, Rafael Leao, Joshua Kimmich, Christopher Nkunku, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Vinicius Jr, Bernardo Silva, Luiz Diaz, Robert Lewandowski, Riyad Mahrez, Casemiro, Heung-min Son, Fabinho, Karim Benzema, Mike Maignan, Harry Kane, Darwin Nunez, Phil Foden, Sadio Mané, Sébastien Haller, Luka Modric, Antonio Rüdiger, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin de Bruyne, Dusan Vlahovic, Virgil van Dijk, Joao Cancelo, Kylian Mbappé, Erling Haaland

The last named

Dusan Vlahovic, Virgil van Dijk, Joao Cancelo, Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland

25/30 named

Thibaut Courtois, Mohamed Salah, Rafael Leao, Joshua Kimmich, Christopher Nkunku, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Vinicius Jr, Bernardo Silva, Luiz Diaz, Robert Lewandowski, Riyad Mahrez, Casemiro, Heung-min Son, Fabinho, Karim Benzema, Mike Maignan, Harry Kane, Darwin Nunez, Phil Foden, Sadio Mané, Sébastien Haller, Luka Modric, Antonio Rüdiger, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin de Bruyne

The rest of the list

Sebastien Haller, Luka Modric, Antonio Rüdiger, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin de Bruyne

This is Benzema’s 11th Ballon d’Or nomination

It’s very strong. And this time, it smells good…

We are at 20 players on the list of 30

Thibaut Courtois, Mohamed Salah, Rafael Leao, Joshua Kimmich, Christopher Nkunku, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Vinicius Jr, Bernardo Silva, Luiz Diaz, Robert Lewandowski, Riyad Mahrez, Casemiro, Heung-min Son, Fabinho, Karim Benzema, Mike Maignan, Harry Kane, Darwin Nunez, Phil Foden, Sadio Mané

We continue the list of nominees

Mike Maignan, Harry Kane, Darwin Nunez, Phil Foden, Sadio Mané

The first 15 named

Thibaut Courtois, Mohamed Salah, Rafael Leao, Joshua Kimmich, Christopher Nkunku, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Vinicius Jr, Bernardo Silva, Luiz Diaz, Robert Lewandowski, Riyad Mahrez, Casemiro, Heung-min Son, Fabinho, Karim Benzema

The rest of the nominees for the Ballon d’Or

Riyad Mahrez, Casemiro, Heung-min Son, Fabinho, Karim Benzema

Summary of the first ten nominees for the Ballon d’Or

Thibaut Courtois, Mohamed Salah, Rafael Leao, Joshua Kimmich, Christopher Nkunku, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Vinicius Jr, Bernardo Silva, Luiz Diaz, Robert Lewandowski

The rest of the nominees for the Ballon d’Or

Trent Alexander-Arnold, Vinicius Jr, Bernardo Silva, Luiz Diaz, Robert Lewandowski

The first five nominated for the Ballon d’Or

Thibaut Courtois, Mohamed Salah, Rafael Leao, Joshua Kimmich, Christopher Nkunku

Women’s Ballon d’Or nominees

Four Frenchwomen (Bacha, Diani, Katoto, Renard).

Selma Bacha, Fridolina Rölfo, Vivianne Miedema, Lucy Bronze, Sam Kerr, Christiane Endler, Lena Oberdorf, Kadidiatou Diani, Catarina Macario, Alexia Putellas, Alexandra Popp, Aitana Bonmati, Wendie Renard, Alex Morgan, Beth Mead, Asisat Oshoala, Marie- Antoinette Katoto, Millie Bright, Trinity Rodman, Ada Hegerberg.

Reminder of the nominees for the Kopa trophy for best young player

With in particular Eduardo Camavinga

The first nominated for the Women’s Golden Ball

Selma Bacha, Fridolina Rölfo, Vivianne Miedema, Lucy Bronze, Sam Kerr, Christiane Endler, Lena Oberdorf, Kadidiatou Diani, Catarina Macario, Alexia Putellas

The 10 nominated for the Yachine Trophy as best goalkeeper

Alisson Becker, Yassine Bounou, Thibaut Courtois, Ederson, Hugo Lloris, Mike Maignan, Edouard Mendy, Manuel Neuer, Jan Oblak, Kevin Trapp.

The nominees for the Kopa trophy

Karim Adeyemi, Jude Bellingham, Eduardo Camavinga, Gavi, Ryan Gravenberch, Josko Gvardiol, Nuno Mendes, Jamal Musiala, Bukayo Saka, Florian Wirtz.

This concerns the under 21s and having participated in just over half of the matches this season, selection and club combined.

More information here.

How are players rated?

For the evaluation of players, it is no longer on the calendar year but on the season (extended until the summer).

The names of all known trophies

In addition to the nominees for the 66th edition of the Ballon d’Or, France Football magazine will also reveal the names of the players nominated for the women’s trophy as well as the goalkeepers for the Yachine Trophy and the hopes for the Kopa Trophy.

For the first time, the Ballon d’Or calendar is modeled on that of the season and not on the calendar year. Bodes well for Karim Benzema after his exceptional season with Real Madrid.

Courtois votes Benzema… no surprise

Second top scorer in the history of Real Madrid, Karim Benzema has benefited from the support of Thibaut Courtois in the race for the Ballon d’Or.

The Belgian goalkeeper, teammate of the French in the Spanish capital, does not see anyone else deserving the trophy in 2022. The opinion is the same among the supporters met on the sidelines of the European Supercup in Helsinki.

Hi there,

Who to succeed Lionel Messi? Titled controversially last year, the Argentinian will undoubtedly be among the nominees for the Ballon d’Or 2022.

But after an average season in Paris, La Pulga may find it difficult to compete with the big favorite Karim Benzema. Discover this Friday the list of nominees.

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