Ballon d’Or award: Name of 15 nominees released, No Batshuayi, No Giroud

The first 15 nominees for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award have been announced, with the full 30-man list to be unveiled through the day on Monday.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the big favourite to defend his crown – and match Lionel Messi’s five trophies.

 The pair are expected to lead the running in 2017, although the likes of Neymar will hope to have a say.

Ballon d’Or 2017 shortlist so far

Ballon d’Or 2017 shortlist so far

(1)Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
(2)Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
(3)N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
(4)Marcelo (Real Madrid)
(5)Dries Mertens (Napoli)
(6)Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
(7)Neymar (PSG)
(8)Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
(9)Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
(10)Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
(11)Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
(12)Harry Kane (Tottenham)
(13)Robert Lewandowski (Bayern munich)
(14)David De Gea (Manchester United)
(15)Edin Dzeko (Roma)

Source: ( Punch Newspaper )

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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  1. Omo this season go sweet die walahi my boy is there @Marcelo and coutinho osheee

  2. Wow!! football is life..
    Quiz number:021

  3. wow..this is cool and fantastic. ..
    quiz no 117

  4. football is everything ,degea deserves to be there

  5. football is everything ,degea deserves to be there
    Godwin Ejedoghaobi chinemerem 2016054015 200 level

  6. Okonkwo chukwu nonso reg no:2016054090

    Ballon the hall these year will be very excite because like of crisitian ronaldo and messi will not be a major contender as alway in the pass years, Neymar may be threat to the ballon the hall title.

  7. Wow, am not good at football matches but even though a name was familiar “neymar” the king of football skills his the owner of 2017 ballon d’ or

    Quiz no: 114

  8. Football at its peak! very interesting and nice game. Quiz 104

  9. wow…it will be tough o
    quiz no:41

  10. Kante all the way …QuiZ no 107

  11. omo ..this season go sweet well well .with all this football gane

  12. enujekwute nnaemeka paschal

    Ronaldo might win it….10O

  13. enujekwute nnaemeka paschal

    Ronaldo might win…..108

  14. Amene Chidera Doris

    As e dey hot… It is going to be hot dis season
    Hala madrid…
    Quiz number 77

  15. …”the likes of Neymar indeed,well a wonderful list though.(110)

  16. The game is going to be damn tough…holla @C ronaldo

    Quiz no 16

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