The Ballon d’Or Awards 2021 is back with a bang, after being canceled in 2020! As usual, the list of nominees contains the greatest names in world football.
The excitement has ramped up more than normal this year among football fans across the world. The Ballon d’Or which is one of the most prestigious awards in the world of football shall be handed out on November 29, 2021.
The Ballon d’Or ceremony will start around 1:00 AM IST at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. In India, the ceremony will be aired on Star Network and the live streaming of the awards will be available on Hotstar.
The much-awaited football awards will be conducted by France Football.
What is Ballon d’Or?
The Ballon d’Or is the ceremony where the best men’s and women’s players are recognized for their phenomenal individual performances. Ballon d’Or Awards 2021 is declared after voting by journalists from across the globe.
With 30 players adding 2019 winner Lionel Messi on the shortlist, the nominees for the Balon d’Or Awards 2021 prize have been announced.
Here we take a look at the MEN’S Nominees for the Ballon d’Or Awards 2021:
• Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
• Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan)
• Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
• Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)
• Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City),
• Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)
• Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
• Ruben Dias (Manchester City)
• Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain)
• Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
• Phil Foden (Manchester City)
• Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
• Jorginho (Chelsea), Harry Kane (Tottenham)
• N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
• Simon Kjaer (AC Milan)
• Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
• Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea)
• Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
• Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan)
• Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)
• Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain
• Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
• Gerard Moreno (Villarreal)
• Mason Mount (Chelsea)
• Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)
• Pedri (Barcelona)
• Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
• Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
• Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid).
Here’s the list of WOMEN Nominees for the Ballon d’Or Awards 2021
• Kadidiatou Diani (PSG)
• Fran Kirby (Chelsea)
• Jennifer Hermoso (Barcelona)
• Christiane Endler (Lyon)
• Christine Sinclair (Thorns FC)
• Ashley Lawrence (PSG)
• Irene Paredes (Barcelona)
• Jessie Fleming (Chelsea)
• Lieke Martens (Barcelona)
• Sandra Panos (Barcelona)
• Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal)
• Ellen White (Manchester City)
• Pernille Harder (Chelsea)
• Sam Mewis (North Carolina Courage)
• Wendie Renard (Lyon)
• Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG)
• Stina Blackstenius (Hacken)
• Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea)
• Sam Kerr (Chelsea)
• Alexia Putellas(Barcelona).
There has always been a debate on who among Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest. For the past few years, we have seen that the world of football has been dominated by both and both these players have reached some spectacular achievements throughout their careers.
Who is your choice for the Ballon d’Or awards 2021 or is it one of the other nominees?
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