Ballon D’Or 2019: Messi, Ronaldo And Van Dijk Headline 30 Nominee List

Ballon D’Or 2019: Messi, Ronaldo And Van Dijk Headline 30 Nominee List

Felix Egbomuche

Felix Egbomuche

The 30-man shortlist for the 2019 Ballon d'Or award has been announced, with Liverpool having the most players from one team on it.

Seven Reds stars, Mohamed Salah, Sadio Mane, Roberto Firmino, Virgil van Dijk, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Georginio Wijnaldum and Alisson have been chosen from the side that conquered Europe last season.

Ronaldo and Messi who've won the award 10 times between them have also been nominated and are among the leading candidates expected to win.

Premier League champions, Manchester City, have five players, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne, Bernardo Silva and Sergio Aguero while last season's beaten Champions League finalists, Tottenham, produce two players, Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min.

Former Chelsea man, Eden Hazard, who is now with Real Madrid is also included and is joined on the list by current teammate, Karim Benzema.

Aside from Messi, Barcelona has three other players; Antoine Griezmann, Marc-Andre ter Stegen and Frenkie de Jong with Griezmann's replacement at Atletico Madrid, Joao Felix, the fifth Spain-based players nominated.

Robert Lewandowski is the only player from the German Bundesliga to make the cut while Kylian Mbappe and Marquinhos feature for the French Ligue 1.

Ballon D’Or 2019: Messi, Ronaldo And Van Dijk Headline 30 Nominee List

Last year's winner, Luca Modric, Paris St-Germain and Brazil forward, Neymar, Manchester United and France midfielder, Paul Pogba, and Tottenham and England striker, Harry Kane, are of the biggest omission.

See the full list of nominees below:

Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)

Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)

Son Heung-min (Tottenham)

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)

Alisson (Liverpool)

Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus)

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)

Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool)

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Frenkie de Jong (Barcelona)

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

Dusan Tadic (Ajax)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain)

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Donny van de Beek (Ajax)ñ

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona)

Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

Lionel Messi (Barcelona)

Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)

Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)

Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)

Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona)

Mohammed Salah (Liverpool)

Eden Hazard (Real Madrid)

Marquinhos (Paris St-Germain)

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid)

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