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Ballon d’Or 2018 shortlist of nominees in full as 30 candidates are revealed

In Sept, FIFA two-handed out it's 'The Best' prize for the public convenience best football player, subsidization it to Real Madrid and Hrvatska midfielder Luka Modric.

But since 1956, the most important individual prize has continually been the Ballon d'Or.

Dominated within the last decade by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo - the couple winning all ten of the last awards - the Golden Ball is over again on supply in Paris on Gregorian calendar month three.

The 30-man grade for the prize is proclaimed throughout the day on Monday.

First won by Sir Stanley Matthews, the list is compiled by the editorial employees of the French publication France soccer, with the winner voted for by journalists from round the world, with one representative per nation.


Sergio Agüero (ARG / Manchester City)
Alisson (BRE / Liverpool)
Gareth Bale (GAL / Real Madrid)
Karim Benzema (FRA / Real Madrid)
Edinson Cavani (URU / PSG)
Thibaut Courtois (BEL / Chelsea)
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR / Juventus Turin)
Kevin De Bruyne (BEL / Manchester City)
Roberto Firmino (BRE / Liverpool)
Diego Godin (URU / Atlético Madrid)
Antoine Griezmann (FRA / Atlético Madrid)
Eden Hazard (BEL / Chelsea)
Isco (ESP / Real Madrid)
Harry Kane (ANG / Tottenham)
N'Golo Kanté (FRA / Chelsea)
Hugo Lloris (FRA / Tottenham)

Mario Mandzukic (CRO / Juventus Turin)

Sadio Mané (SEN / Liverpool)

Marcelo (BRE / Real Madrid)

Kylian Mbappé (FRA / PSG)
Lionel Messi (ARG / FC Barcelone)

Luka Modric (CRO / Real Madrid)

Neymar (BRE / PSG)

Jan Oblak (SLO / Atlético Madrid)

Paul Pogba (FRA / Manchester United)
Ivan Rakitic (CRO / FC Barcelone)

Mohamed Salah (EGY / Liverpool)

Sergio Ramos (ESP / Real Madrid)

Luis Suarez (URU / FC Barcelone)

Raphaël Varane (FRA / Real Madrid)