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Ballon D’Or 2017: Neymar, Dybala, Suarez Among Nominees

. Ballon D’Or trophy

The first 15 nominees for the prestigious Ballon D’Or award have been announced, with the full 30-man list to be unveiled through the day on Monday, October 9.

 David de Gea and Harry Kane have joined the likes of Neymar and Luis Suarez as nominees for the 2017 Ballon d’Or award, with the first 15 candidates released. Juventus forward Paulo Dybala and Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric also feature, with France Football releasing the full 30-man list in batches over the course of October 9.

Neymar has been recognized following an eventful year that has seen the Brazil star impress for both his national team and Barcelona, before his world-record summer transfer to PSG. Both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo names are expected to be part of the other 15 names expected to be released later in the day.


Ballon D’Or 2017 shortlist so far: 

  1. Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
  2. Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
  3. N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
  4. Marcelo (Real Madrid)
  5. Dries Mertens (Napoli)
  6. Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  7. Neymar (PSG)
  8. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
  9. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  10. Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
  11. Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
  12. Harry Kane (Tottenham)
  13. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern munich)
  14. David De Gea (Manchester United)
  15. Edin Dzeko (Roma)


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