A first in 20 years: Ronaldo is not on the list

Distributed by France Football magazine since 1956 Ballon d’Or The nominees for the award have been announced. Fenerbahçe’s Croatian goalkeeper Dominik Livakovic was on the 10-man short list of the Yashin Trophy, which is awarded to the best goalkeeper in the world.

Fenerbahce’s former South Korean defender Kim Min-jae, who plays for German Bundesliga team Bayern Munich, is also on the list.


Portuguese star striker Cristiano Ronaldo, who played in Saudi Arabian team Al Nassr and won this award 5 times, was not among the candidates for the first time since 2003.

In the list; 32-year-old Turkish-born player Ilkay Gundogan, who played in Spain’s Barcelona team, also took part.

France Football magazine’s “Golden Ball” award in 1956-2009 and FIFA’s “World Footballer of the Year” award in 1991-2009 were united under the name “FIFA Golden Ball” in 2010. FIFA and France Football magazine ended the partnership of the “FIFA Golden Ball” award in 2016.

The nominees for the Ballon d’Or for 2023 are as follows:

Josko Gvardiol (Manchester City, Croatia)

Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich, Germany)

Andre Onana (Manchester United, Cameroon)

Karim Benzema (Al Ittihad, France)

Mohammed Salah (Liverpool, Egypt)

Bukayo Saka (Arsenal, England)

Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium)

Jude Bellingham (Real Madrid, England)

Randal Kolo Muani (Paris St-Germain, France)

Bernardo Silva (Manchester City, Portugal)

Khvicha Kvaratskelia (Naples, Georgia)

Nicolo Barella (Inter, Italy)

Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa, Argentina)

Ruben Dias (Manchester City, Portugal)

Erling Haaland (Manchester City, Norway)

Martin Odegaard (Arsenal, Norway)

Ilkay Gundogan (Barcelona, ​​Germany)

Yassine Bounou (Al Hilal, Morocco)

Julian Alvarez (Manchester City, Argentina)

Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid, Brazil)

Rodri (Manchester City, Spain)

Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid, France)

Lionel Messi (Inter Miami, Argentina)

Lautaro Martinez (Inter, Argentina)

Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona, ​​Poland)

Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich, South Korea)

Luka Modric (Real Madrid, Croatia)

Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain, France)

Harry Kane (Bayern Munich, England)

Victor Osimhen (Naples, Nigeria)

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