2022 Ballon d’Or Nominees 30-Man Shortlist Announced

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Here we show you the 30-man shortlist of all the Ballon d’Or nominees

Can you guess which surprising player has not been nominated for this year’s Ballon d’Or? Let us tell you that his name is going to stun your senses. Besides this, Karim Benzema is the favorite to win the prestigious award this year.

This article will tell you about the 30-man shortlist of all the 2022 Ballon d’Or nominees.

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Ballon d’Or Nominees

  1. Kylian Mbappe
  2. Erling Haaland
  3. Vinicius Jr.
  4. Phil Foden
  5. Harry Kane
  6. Mohamed Salah
  7. Dusan Vlahovic
  8. Kevin De Bruyne
  9. Trent Alexander-Arnold
  10. Christopher Nkunku
  11. Joshua Kimmich
  12. Bernardo Silva
  13. Son
  14. Raphael Leao
  15. Sadio Mane
  16. Luis Diaz
  17. Joao Cancelo
  18. Fabinho
  19. Thibaut Courtois
  20. Darwin Nunez
  21. Virgil Van Dijk
  22. Robert Lewandowski
  23. Antonio Rudiger
  24. Casemiro
  25. Mike Maignan
  26. Sebastien Haller
  27. Riyad Mahrez
  28. Karim Benzema
  29. Cristiano Ronaldo
  30. Luka Modric

Is a name missing from this list? Well of course you all must be searching for Lionel Messi who surprisingly didn’t make it to the Ballon d’Or nominees. It is for the first time since 2005 that he hasn’t been nominated for the award.

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Messi has won most Ballon d’Or in history, having lifted record 7 of them in total. On the other side, his rival Cristiano Ronaldo is the most Ballon d’Or nominated player (18 nominations) of all-time.

Also Read: Top 10 Most Ballon d’Or Wins Per Club

Karim Benzema had the best season of all the players listed above. He helped Real Madrid won the UEFA Super Cup, La Liga, Spanish Super Cup, and most importantly their 14th UEFA Champions League title.