Monday, 10 December, 2018


Ballon d'Or 2018: Alisson and Benzema among first five nominees

Gareth Bale Bale scored a spectacular overhead kick in the Champions League final in May as Real Madrid beat Liverpool 3-1
Noah Ferguson | 08 October, 2018, 19:52

Manchester City's Sergio Aguero, Madrid star Gareth Bale and Paris Saint-Germain forward Edinson Cavani are the three other players to have been revealed by France Football.

Cavani spearheaded PSG's charge to another domestic quadruple, while Alisson helped Roma reach the Champions League semi-finals before completing a £66.8million move to Liverpool.

The Portuguese has won the award for the past two years and five times in total, a record he shares with Argentine Lionel Messi who is expected to be included on the 30 man shortlist named throughout the day.

Sergio Aguero has been nominated for the Ballon d'Or.

Kylian Mbappe, who hit four goals in 13 minutes on Sunday in the rout over Lyon, remains in the hunt for the award after ending his season with a World Cup winners' medal with France.

Hazard was voted second best player at the World Cup behind Croatia captain Luka Modric while Tottenham striker Kane claimed the Golden Boot at the finals this summer with six goals.

Two goalkeepers are also among the first 15 - Thibaut Courtois of Belgium and Real Madrid and Liverpool and Brazil stopper Alisson Becker.

The Ballon d'Or is considered the most coveted personal accolade a player can achieve and this year's awards ceremony will take place in Paris on December 3.

For six years it combined with world football's governing body to become the Fifa Ballon d'Or.

The Ballon d'Or is run by France Football, after confirmation this year Fifa had broken away from the award.

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