All you could find out about this 12 months’s nominees


Ballon d’Or 2021: Ballon d’Or, the world’s most prestigious individual award in football, is back. They just posted their 30 nominees on Twitter. Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski are the front runners at this year’s award.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have eleven Ballon d’Ors together. Ronaldo has five while Messi has six. Manchester City and Chelsea are the only two clubs to have five names from their roster.

Ballon d’Or 2021: top 5 players to watch out for

1. Robert Lewandowski

The Polish striker is arguably in the best shape of his life at Bayern Munich. The 33-year-old was an integral part of the Bayern team last year when they did Bundesliga. He has scored seven goals from seven games this season.

2. Jorginho

What a year this player has had so far. 2021 was like the golden age in the Italian midfielder’s career. He won the Champions League with Chelsea after beating Manchester City 1-0 in the final. Then he won the European Championship with Italy.

Ballon d’Or 2021: Everything you need to know about this year’s nominees

3. N’Golo Kante

Again a midfielder who is very underestimated and receives less appreciation for his game. N’Golo Kante was again an important part of Chelsea’s Champions League winning eleven.

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4. Lionel Messi

As testified, the records speak for the man himself. Lionel Messi, who now plays for the famous Paris Saint-Germain team. Lionel joined PSG after leading Barcelona to another La Liga title.

5. Cristiano Ronaldo

Last but not least, Cristiano Ronaldo. The player who now holds many records is back at Old Trafford. The Portuguese captain was at Juventus until last season. He’s got off to a good start this season as he has scored five goals from six games.

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Names of the 30 nominees


PSG’s Gianluigi Donnarumma is the only nominee in the goalkeeper category.


There are three players in Serie A this season. The duo from Italy, Leonardo Bonucci and Giorgio Chiellini from Juventus and Simon Kjaer from AC Milan. There are two Premier League players playing this season. Cesar Azpilicueta from Chelsea and Ruben Dias from Man City.

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Six players from the Premier League Function in this category. N’Golo Kante, Mason Mount and Jorginho from Chelsea. Kevin de Bruyne and Phil Foden of Man City. Bruno Fernandes from Man United. Two La Liga players in the form of Pedri who plays for Barcelona and Luka Modric for Real Madrid. Serie A player Nicolo Barella from Inter Milan.


This category includes players from the top 5 leagues. Six players come from the Premier League. Riyad Mahrez and Raheem Sterling from town. Harry Kane from Tottenham, Mohamed Salah from Liverpool, Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea and Cristiano Ronaldo from Man United. Two from the Bundesliga in the form of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund and Robert Lewandowski from FC Bayern Munich.

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There are three players in Ligue 1 and all of them play for PSG. Their respected names are Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe. Serie A has only one Inter Milan player, Lautaro Martinez. LaLiga has contributed with three players from different clubs. Karim Benzema from Real Madrid, Gerard Moreno from Villarreal and Luis Suarez from Athletico Madrid.

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