Modric V Ronaldo Rematch As Ballon D'or Nominees Unveiled

Neymar brilló ante el Lyon y asistió al show de Mbapp

Neymar brilló ante el Lyon y asistió al show de Mbapp

The 26-year-old was previously nominated among the final three for the "UEFA Men's Player of the Year Award" and "The Best FIFA Men's Player", but lost both trophies to Modric.

Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who joined Juventus from Real Madrid in the summer, won last year's Ballon d'Or.

Now the first five Ballon d'Or nominees have been released which include two players from the Premier League and two players from La Liga side Real Madrid.

Having lost out in the Federation Internationale de Football Association best player of the year award to Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo takes his place among the 30 nominees for the Ballon d'Or that were being unveiled in stages throughout Monday.

Messi and Neymar did not enjoy World Cups as memorable as Mbappe's, but they were instrumental in Barcelona and PSG's respective title wins.

Federation Internationale de Football Association split from the Ballon d'Or in 2016 to launch its own set of awards.

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Antoine Griezmann, a World Cup victor with France and Europa League champion at Atletico Madrid, is nominated alongside global teammate and Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.

Kane, the only English player to be named so far, is also up against Ronaldo's former Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale and Chelsea duo Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante.

Paris Saint-German forward Edinson Cavani - who came 11th in last year's poll - completed the quintet.

For the first time, a Ballon d'Or for women players will be awarded this year, with Champions League winners Lyon accounting for seven of the 15 nominees.

Roberto Firmino from Brazil, Liverpool and Diego Godin from Uruguay, Atletico Madrid.

The Ballon d'Or, which was first won by Englishman Stanley Matthews in 1956, is decided by a ballot of journalists from around the world.

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