Ballon d’Or 2021 nominees: Messi, Ronaldo, and Lewandowski in contention for the prestigious award

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Ballon d'Or 2021 nominees: Messi, Ronaldo, and Lewandowski  in contention for prestigious award
Ballon d'Or 2021 nominees: Messi, Ronaldo, and Lewandowski in contention for prestigious award

After a gap of one year, Football’s prestigious award, Ballon d’Or is back. France Football has released the 30 nominees for the award. Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Robert Lewandowski are among the nominees on the 30-man 2021 Ballon d’Or longlist. Gianluigi Donnarumma is the only goalkeeper to be nominated. Messi is the favorite to win the award for the 7th time in his career.

When will the Ballon d’Or 2021 winner be revealed?

When will the Ballon d'Or 2021 winner be revealed?
When will the Ballon d'Or 2021 winner be revealed?

The award ceremony will take place on November 29 in Paris, France. The Ballon d’Or 2021 awards presented in particular by Didier Drogba, will take place at the Théâtre du Châtelet. The winner is chosen on the basis of a combination of votes from journalists, national team captains, and coaches. Lionel Messi, a six-time winner, and Megan Rapinoe won the award in 2019. The following year(2020), the event was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The nominees for the Ballon d’Or 2021

GOALKEEPERS

Gianluigi Donnarumma (PSG)

DEFENDERS

Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)
Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)
Simon Kjær (AC Milan)
Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
Ruben Dias (Manchester City)

MIDFIELDERS

N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
Mason Mount (Chelsea)
Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan)
Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
Pedri (Barcelona)
Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
Jorginho (Chelsea)
Phil Foden (Manchester City)

FORWARDS

Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Lionel Messi (PSG)
Neymar (PSG)
Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)
Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)

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