Among the Golden Ball nominees is the duo from Leicester

The famous France Football magazine today gradually published thirty nominees for the prestigious Golden Ball award for the best footballer in the world throughout the day. The selected company has the most representatives of the Champions League Real Madrid, among the nominees are three-time winner of the poll Cristiano Ronaldo and his star teammates Gareth Bale, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Sergio Ramos. More info

between 1956 and 2009, it only organizes France Football, the last six years it has been renamed the FIFA Golden Ball (in the original FIFA Ballon d’Or) and published in conjunction with the magazine by the International Federation of Football Associations.

France Football has also introduced some changes.Unlike previous years, when the winners were also selected by coaches and captains of all national teams, from this year only selected journalists vote. In addition, there will be 30 nominated football players (compared to the Unibet bonus previous 23), this group of players will be unveiled gradually today. The shortlist (the top three) will no longer be announced.

In addition to the aforementioned names, the top 30 also include Jamie Varda and Riyad Mahrez, the key figures of Leicester’s masterpiece, who surprised everyone in last season’s Premier League. .The top ten in England are nominated, which is three more than last year. all of them (Buffon, Dybala and Higuain) also work in Juventus. Pepe from Real Madrid and goalkeeper Rui Patrício from Sporting Lisbon are nominated from Portugal’s European Champions team as the only representative of one of the top 4 leagues. Goalkeepers always have it in such polls, we’ll see how he and his colleagues Neuer, Lloris and Buffon will turn out. .Previously, the Golden Ball was awarded to Brazilian Kaka from AC Milan.

The winner will traditionally be declassified at the gala evening during January 2017.

Nominees: Sergio Agüero (Manchester City ), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Borethia Dortmund, Gareth Bale, Real Madrid, Gianluigi Buffon, Juventus, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne, Manchester City, Paulo Dybala, Juventus ), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Robert Levandowski (Bayern Munich), Hugo Lloris Riyad Mahrez (Leicester), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Neymar (Barcelona), Dimitri Payet (West Ham), Pepe (Real Madrid), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Luís Suárez (Barcelona), Jamie Vardy (Leicester), Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich).