Cristiano Ronaldo Leads the Nominations for the 2017 Ballon d’Or

30 of the world's best players are nominated for the title.

October 9th 2017

The nominations for the 2017 Ballon d’Or are in.

Predictably, Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi lead the way in a star-studded 30 man line-up. Joining two of football’s most decorated players are a host of the world’s elite players including Gianluigi Buffon, Toni Kroos and Harry Kane, as well as one of world’s most exciting new prospects, Kylian Mbappe.

The Premier League is represented by four players this year with Eden Hazard, Sadio Mane, Harry Kane and N’Golo Kante all receiving nominations for their efforts this past year.

The list in full is as follows:

Kylian Mbappe

PSG & France


Real Madrid & Spain

Leonardi Bonucci

AC Milan & Italy

Eden Hazard

Chelsea & Belgium

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real Madrid & Portugal

Karim Benzema

Real Madrid & France

Mats Hummels

Bayern Munich & Germany

Edison Cavani

PSG & Uruguay

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Borussia Dortmund & Gabon

Lionel Messi

Barcelona & Argentina

Radamel Falcao

Monaco & Colombia

Sadio Mane

Liverpool & Senegal

Gianluigi Buffon

Juventus & Italy

Toni Kroos

Real Madrid & Germany

Antoine Griezmann

Atletico Madrid & France

Edin Dzeko

Roma & Bosnia and Herzegovina

Harry Kane

Tottenham Hotspurs & England

David De Gea

Manchester United & Spain

Robert Lewandowski

Bayern Munich & Poland


PSG & Brazil

Luka Modric

Real Madrid & Croatia

Paulo Dybala

Juventus & Argentina


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