Everything you need to know about the 2022 Ballon d’Or, including when it will take place, candidates and more, starts this year.
The prestigious football award, presented and nominated by France Football and determined by a vote of international journalists, will be awarded to a footballer’s performance over the entire season from 2022. Previously, awards for a player’s display were awarded in his one calendar year.
The Ballon d’Or 2021 has been brought home by Lionel Messi. Lionel Messi currently has seven titles on his trophy rack. Second place is Cristiano Ronaldo, who last won in 2017.
FIFA Ballon D’OR Nominees List 2022
- Thibaut Courtois (Real Madird)
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
- Rafael Leao (AC Milan)
- Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)
- Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
- Vinicius Jr (Real Madrid)
- Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
- Luis Diaz (Liverpool)
- Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)
- Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
- Casemiro (Real Madrid)
- Heung-Min Son (Tottenham)
- Fabinho (Liverpool)
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
- Mike Maignan (AC Milan)
- Harry Kane (Tottenham)
- Darwin Nunez (Liverpool)
- Phil Foden (Manchester City)
- Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich)
- Sebastien Haller (Borussia Dortmund)
- Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
- Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
- Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
- Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus)
- Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
- Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
- Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
- Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)
The winner will be crowned at the Ballon d’Or ceremony on October 17 in Paris.
FIFA Ballon D’OR Nominees List Shocking News
Lionel Messi and Neymar were not included in the list of 30 candidates for the 2022 Ballon d’Or.
The Argentinian national team won his seven Ballon d’Or, the most in history, but last season Paris Saint-Germain made the list despite him scoring 11 goals in 34 appearances. did not.
His teammate Neymar is also not on the list. Injury-plagued last season, he made just 28 appearances for PSG. Kylian Mbappe makes the list.
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