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Ballon d'Or: Van Dijk, Aguero, Sterling among nominees, Cristiano and Messi on shortlist

Ballon d'Or: Van Dijk, Aguero, Sterling among nominees, Cristiano and Messi on shortlist

21/10/2019 at 20:28Updated 21/10/2019 at 21:37

The 30-player shortlist for the 2019 Ballon d'Or has been announced, with Virgil van Dijk, Raheem Sterling, Sergio Aguero, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo all making the cut.

THE NOMINATIONS

Men's Ballon d'Or (30 nominees in total)

  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Heung-min Son
  • Robert Lewandowski
  • Roberto Firmino
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Alisson
  • Matthijs de Ligt
  • Karim Benzema
  • Georginio Wijnaldum
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold 󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
  • Donny van de Beek
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen
  • Sadio Mane
  • Sergio Agüero
  • Frenkie De Jong
  • Hugo Lloris
  • Dusan Tadic
  • Lionel Messi
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Antoine Griezmann
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Eden Hazard
  • Marquinhos
  • Raheem Sterling
  • João Félix

Women's Ballon d'Or (20 nominees)

  • Ellen White
  • Lucy Bronze
  • Vivianne Miedema
  • Alex Morgan
  • Dzenifer Marozsan
  • Pernille Harder
  • Sarah Bouhaddi
  • Sam Kerr
  • Nilla Fischer
  • Amandine Henry
  • Ada Hegerberg
  • Kosovare Asllani
  • Sofia Jakobsson
  • Tobin Heath
  • Marta
  • Megan Rapinoe
  • Lieke Martens
  • Sari van Veenendal
  • Wendie Renard
  • Rose Lavelle

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21:35: So that's it for this evening - thanks for following along with me.

21:30: So what do you reckon? Any glaring omissions?

And in case you wanted to check on who's voting -

21:25: And the final five:

  • Mohamed Salah
  • Eden Hazard
  • Marquinhos
  • Raheem Sterling
  • João Félix

21:05: Five more men's Ballon d'Or nominees, and yes, it includes the name you've been waiting for:

  • Lionel Messi
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Kalidou Koulibaly
  • Antoine Griezmann

20:55: The nominees for the Yachine Trophy, for the goalkeepers:

  • Alisson
  • Kepa
  • Ederson
  • Samir Handanovic
  • Hugo Lloris
  • Manuel Neuer
  • Jan Oblak
  • Andre Onana
  • Wojciech Szczesny
  • Marc ter Stegen

20:30: Time for the Kopa Trophy nominees, for the under 21s:

  • Joao Felix
  • Jadon Sancho
  • Moise Kean
  • Samuel Chukwueze
  • Kang-in Lee
  • Matthijs de Ligt
  • Vinicis Jr
  • Kai Havertz
  • Matteo Guendouzi
  • Andrei Lounine

20:20: The next lot of women's Ballon D'Or nominees - reigning holder Ada Hegerberg, Kosovare Asllani (formerly of Manchester City), Sofia Jakobsson, Tobin Heath, and the inevitable Marta.

They're joined by Megan Rapinoe, who starred in the summer's Women's World Cup, Lieke Martens, Wendie Renard, Rose Lavelle and Sari van Veenendal.

18:45: So that's the first half of the nominations over...they start up again in just over an hour! Join me again then.

18:35: There's English representation too in the women's Ballon d'Or, with Lionesses Ellen White and Lucy Bronze both on the 20-player shortlist.

Arsenal's Vivianne Miedema also makes the list.

The other nominees: Alex Morgan, Dzenifer Marozsan, Pernille Harder, Sarah Bouhaddi, Sam Kerr, Nilla Fischer, Amandine Henry (more to follow later).

18:15: Some more Premier League interest here:

  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Heung-min Son
  • Robert Lewandowski
  • Roberto Firmino

Video - Virgil van Dijk ‘honoured’ to be on Ballon d’Or shortlist

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17:45: Five more:

  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Alisson
  • Matthijs de Ligt
  • Karim Benzema
  • Georginio Wijnaldum

17:20: Next quintet:

  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold 󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
  • Donny van de Beek
  • Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
  • Marc-André ter Stegen

Video - Mbappe: Messi is Ballon d'Or favourite, despite Champions League failure

00:43

17:00: The first nominees are in!

  • Sadio Mane
  • Sergio Agüero
  • Frenkie De Jong
  • Hugo Lloris
  • Dusan Tadic

16:59: Here we go...

16:00: Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage as FIFA prepare to announce the 30-player shortlist for this year's Ballon D'Or. We'll keep you updated as all the news breaks.

Video - Ramos 'happy' Van Dijk in Ballon d'Or contention vs Messi and Ronaldo

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