The word Ballon d’or is a French word which means “Golden Ball”. So, the Ballon D’or is an annual award given to the best footballer of the year according to votes. The award has been in existence since 1956 where footballers are celebrated annually for the efforts in the game. So, who will feature in the List Of All Ballon D’Or Nominees 2017? Find out below.
The usual suspects of Criistaino Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will certainly feature as both are the favorites. While Chelsea’s Ngolo Kante, Luka Modric, Paulo Dybala, Sergio Ramos etc are already in the List Of All Ballon D’Or Nominees 2017. So, let’s see the final list here below.
List Of All Ballon D’Or Nominees 2017
S/N Player Teams 1 Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid & Portugal 2 Eden Hazard Chelsea & Belgium 3 Leonardo Bonucci AC Milan & Italy 4 Isco Real Madrid & Spain 5 Kylian Mbappe PSG & France 6 Neymar PSG & Brazil 7 Luka Modric Real Madrid & Croatia 8 Paulo Dybala Juventus & Argentina 9 Marcelo Real Madrid & Brazil 10 N’Golo Kante Chelsea & France 11 Luis Suarez Barcelona & Uruguay 12 Sergio Ramos Real Madrid & Spain 13 Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid & Slovenia 14 Philippe Coutinho Liverpool & Brazil 15 Dries Mertens Napoli & Belgium 16 Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City & Belgium 17 Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich & Poland 181 David de Gea Manchester United & Spain 19 Harry Kane Tottenham & England 20 Edin Dzeko Roma & Bosnia-Herzegovina 21 Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid & France 22 Gianluigi Buffon Juventus & Italy 23 Radamel Falcao Monaco & Colombia 24 Sadio Mane Liverpool & Senegal 25 Toni Kroos Real Madrid & Germany 26 Lionel Messi Barcelona & Argentina 27 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund & Gabon 28 Edinson Cavani PSG & Uruguay 29 Mats Hummels Bayern Munich & Germany 30 Karim Benzema Real Madrid & France
Also See: List Of FIFPRO World best xi Nominees
Highest Winners So Far
The Ballon d’or has been won by many wonderful footballers over the years. However, none has won it 5 times as Lionel Messi has done nor even 4 times as Cristiano Ronaldo. The nearest have been 3 won by different players. The highest individual winners so far are:
- Lionel Messi – 5 times
- Cristainno Ronaldo – 4 times.
- Johan Cruyff – 3 times
- Michel Platini – 3 times
- Marco van Basten – 3 times.
- Franz Beckenbauer – 2 times
- Ronaldo – 2 times
- Kevin Keegan – 2 times
- Alfredo di Stefano – 2 times
- Karl-Heinz Rummenigge – 2 times.
The List Of All Ballon D’Or Nominees 2017 is not complete yet as they are released in batches. So, we will keep updating once new names are out. Keep a watch here.
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