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Ballon d’Or Organizers Unveil 30-Man List For Men’s Player Of The Year 2023

The Ballon d’Or organizers have revealed the complete list of nominees for the 2023 Men’s Player of the Year award. The players’ names were announced on the organization’s official Twitter account on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. The announcement of the nominees is always highly anticipated by everyone involved in the sport, as it is the most prestigious award in the field. Benzema won the award for 2022, beating Messi and Mbappe to the crown.

Ballon D'Or Organizers Unveil 30-Man List For Men'S Player Of The Year 2023, Yours Truly, News, February 28, 2024

Lionel Messi, a former Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona player, is the frontrunner for the Ballon d’Or award for a record-breaking eighth time. Messi led Argentina to a World Cup victory in Qatar in December, scoring seven goals, including two in the final, and earning the Golden Ball award.

Ballon D'Or Organizers Unveil 30-Man List For Men'S Player Of The Year 2023, Yours Truly, News, February 28, 2024

Erling Haaland, Manchester City’s prolific goal scorer, has a great chance of winning the award due to his exceptional performance in both the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League. He scored 52 goals in all competitions, leading Pep Guardiola’s team to a historic treble victory.

Ballon D'Or Organizers Unveil 30-Man List For Men'S Player Of The Year 2023, Yours Truly, News, February 28, 2024

The Ballon d’Or 2023 ceremony will occur at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris on October 30. The list features prominent omissions like Cristiano Ronaldo, Thibaut Courtois, Marcus Rasford, Bruno Fernandes, and Neymar Jr.. Below is the complete list of nominees:

  • Josko Gvardiol
  • Andre Onana
  • Jamal Musiala
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Karim Benzema
  • Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
  • Emiliano Martinez
  • Ruben Dias
  • Martin Odegaard
  • Ilkay Gundogan
  • Vinicius Jnr
  • Erling Haaland
  • Julian Alvarez
  • Yassine Bounou
  • Nicole Barella
  • Lionel Messi
  • Rodri
  • Lautaro Martinez
  • Antoine Griezemann
  • Robert Lewandowski
  • Kim Min-Jae
  • Luka Modric
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Victor Osimhen
  • Harry Kane
  • Jude Bellingham
  • Bukayo Saka
  • Randal Kolo Muani
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Kevin De Bruyne

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