(Video) Announcement of first 5 Ballon d’Or nominees sees Chelsea duo make shortlist


The first five nominees for this year’s Ballon d’Or have been announced.

The prestigious award given by the French news magazine “France Football” is one of the oldest and most prestigious individual awards in professional football.

Previous winners have included Lionel Messi (6), Cristiano Ronaldo (5), Zinedine Zidane (1) and Marco van Basten (3).

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This year’s list includes Manchester City’s Riyad Mahrez, Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland, Juventus veteran Leonardo Bonucci and Chelsea midfield duo Mason Mount and N’Golo Kante.


?? The first five Men’s Ballon d’Or nominees in 2021 have been announced:

? Riad Mahrez
? N’Golo Kante
? Erling Haaland
? Leonardo Bonucci
? Mason Mount pic.twitter.com/gThSZgkHl8

– Football Daily (@footballdaily) October 8, 2021

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