Ballon D’Or 2017 Nominees Revealed As List Includes Neymar, Coutinho, Kante
Cristiano Ronaldo is the big favourite to defend his crown – and match Lionel Messi’s five trophies.
The first set of nominees for the 2017 Ballon d’Or award have been released with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar, Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Paulo Dybala of Juventus headlining the list.
Following an adjustment to the rules last year, France Football, owners of the Ballon d’Or, will drop the full 30-man list in batches of five across the day.
- Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
- Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
- N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
- Marcelo (Real Madrid)
- Dries Mertens (Napoli)
- Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
- Neymar (PSG)
- Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
- Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
- Luis Suarez (Barcelona)