Ballon d’Or 2021 nominees: Messi, Ronaldo, Lewandowski & Jorginho make 30-man list

The French Football Association has released a shortlist consisting of 30 players nominated for 2021 edition of the Ballon d’Or.

The award ceremony of the prestigious award was called off last year due to the impact of the Covid-19 but it is back this year.

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Robert Lewandowski are among the nominees on the 30-man. Other superstars to get the nod include Erling Haaland, Kylian Mbappe, Mohamed Salah, Karim Benzema and Romelu Lukaku.

See the full list below. 

Laurato Martinez – Argentina and Inter Milan

Kylian Mbappe – France and Paris Saint-Germain

Riyad Mahrez – Algeria and Manchester City

Erling Haaland – Norway and Borussia Dortmund

Raheem Sterling – England and Manchester City

Lionel Messi – Argentina and Paris Saint-Germain

Neymar – Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain

Robert Lewandowski – Poland and Bayern Munich

Romelu Lukaku – Belgium and Chelsea

Cristiano Ronaldo – Portugal and Manchester United

Mohamed Salah – Egypt and Liverpool

Karim Benzema – France and Real Madrid

Gerard Moreno – Spain and Villarreal

Luiz Suarez – Uruguay and Atletico Madrid 

Harry Kane – England and Tottenham Hotspur

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