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Ronaldo Missing from Ballon d’Or 2017 Nominees List?

The most expensive footballer in the world, Neymar Jnr, has joined former Barcelona teammates Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez on the Ballon d’Or 2017 Nominees List.

Antoine Griezmann, Harry Kane, Sadio Mane, Philippe Coutinho and goal-keeping duo Gianluigi Buffon and David de Gea are other big names on the list.

The past nine editions of the prestigious award have been won by Ronaldo and Messi.

Ronaldo, who is favorite to win this year’s edition and finally equal Messi’s tally was conspicuously absent from the first list released but after some minutes, the final 30 man list is out.

The French organizers of the award had announced their decision to stagger the release of the much anticipated list through out Monday, October 9th.

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The winner of the award will be determined by a panel of journalists and football writers from a final short-list of three.

Ballon d'Or 2017 Nominees List

Ballon d’Or 2017 Nominees List

Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid & Portugal
Eden Hazard Chelsea & Belgium
Leonardo Bonucci AC Milan & Italy
Isco Real Madrid & Spain
Kylian Mbappe PSG & France
Neymar PSG & Brazil
Luka Modric Real Madrid & Croatia
Paulo Dybala Juventus & Argentina
Marcelo Real Madrid & Brazil
N’Golo Kante Chelsea & France
Luis Suarez Barcelona & Uruguay
Sergio Ramos Real Madrid & Spain
Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid & Slovenia
Philippe Coutinho Liverpool & Brazil
Dries Mertens Napoli & Belgium
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City & Belgium
Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich & Poland
David de Gea Manchester United & Spain
Harry Kane Tottenham & England
Edin Dzeko Roma & Bosnia-Herzegovina
Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid & France
Gianluigi Buffon Juventus  & Italy
Radamel Falcao Monaco & Colombia
Sadio Mane Liverpool & Senegal
Toni Kroos Real Madrid & Germany
Lionel Messi Barcelona & Argentina
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund & Gabon
Edinson Cavani PSG & Uruguay
Mats Hummels Bayern Munich & Germany
Karim Benzema Real Madrid & France



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