Ballon d’Or 2021 Nominees
Here are the nominees for the 2021 ballon d’Or!🇩🇿 Riyad Mahrez🇫🇷 Ngolo Kanté🇳🇴 Erling Haaland🇮🇹 Leonardo Bonucci🏴 Mason Mount🏴 Harry Kane🇮🇹 Gianluigi Donnarumma🇫🇷 Karim Benzema🏴 Raheem Sterling🇮🇹 Nicolò Barella🇦🇷 Lionel Messi🇵🇹 Bruno Fernandes🇪🇸 Pedri🇭🇷 Luka Modrić🇮🇹 Giorgio Chiellini🇧🇪 Kevin De Bruyne🇧🇷 Neymar🇵🇹 Rúben Dias🇦🇷 Lautaro Martínez🇩🇰 Simon Kjaer🇵🇱 Robert Lewandowski🇮🇹 Jorginho🇪🇬 Mohamed Salah🇪🇸 César Azpilicueta🇧🇪 Romelu Lukaku🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo🇪🇸 Gerard Moreno🏴 Phil Foden🇫🇷 Kylian Mbappé🇺🇾 Luis Suárez
Kopa Trophy shortlist
Bellingham, Greenwood and Saka on Kopa Trophy shortlist! The nominees for the 2021 Kopa Trophy (awarded to the best player under the age of 21) have been announced!Jude Bellingham, Mason Greenwood and Bukayo Saka are all on there as is Jeremy Doku, Ryan Gravenburch, Nuno Mendes Jamal Musiala, Pedri, Gio Reyna and Florian Wirtz.
OFFICIAL: Nominees for the 2021 Men’s Yachine Trophy, the France Football award for the best goalkeeper in Europe.
Here are the nominees for the 2021 Yachine Trophy!
WOMEN’S BALLON D’OR NOMINEES!
We have the names! The full shortlist for the 2021 Women’s Ballon d’Or has now been released. Here it is… Stina Blackstenius, Kadidiatou Diani, Christiane Endler, Magdalena Eriksonn, Jessie Fleming, Pernille Harder, Jennifer Hermoso, Marie-Antoinette Katoto, Sam Kerr, Fran Kirby, Ashley Lawrence, Lieke Martens, Samantha Mewis, Vivianne Miedema, Sandra Paños, Irene Paredes, Alexia Putellas, Wendie Renard, Christine Sinclair and Ellen White!
2019 DEFENDING CHAMP! And Pandemic
Lionel Messi was the last player to get his hands on the Ballon d’Or back in 2019. A lot has changed since then – there’s been a global pandemic that prevented football from being played for much of 2020, forcing France Football to cancel the Ballon d’Or for that year. And had it been the Ballon d’Or took place last year, then Robert Lewandowski would probably have his name on it now. But he is still likely to be a serious favorite this year.
Will it be Jorginho’s year?
Fresh off winning the Uefa Best Player of the year, the bookies have Jorginho high in this year’s odds to win the Ballon d’Or following his exploits for club and country. The midfielder helped Chelsea win the Champions League last season, he was part of the Italy team that won Euro 2020 and has been in excellent form as the Blues have mounted a Premier League title challenge this season?
Good afternoon and welcome to LIVE coverage of today’s announcement of the 30 candidates for this year’s Ballon d’Or. Who are we expecting to be on that list? Jorginho is a strong candidate, as is Robert Lewandowski. Will the usual suspects – Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo – be on there too? All will be revealed at the end of this coverage