Ballon d’Or nominees

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Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero celebrates scoring his third and the team’s fifth goal during the English Premier League football match between Watford and Manchester City at Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, north of London on September 16, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Ben STANSALL / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. /
Liverpool’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker gestures after the final whistle during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Liverpool at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on September 1, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Adrian DENNIS
Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish League football match between Real Madrid and Getafe at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 19, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO
Real Madrid’s French forward Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring their third goal during the Spanish league football match RC Celta de Vigo vs Real Madrid CF at the Balaidos stadium in Vigo on May 17, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL RIOPA
Paris Saint-Germain’s Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani celebrates after scoring a goal during the French Ligue 1 football match between Bordeaux (FCGB) and Paris (PSG) on February 10, 2017 at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, southwestern France. / AFP PHOTO / NICOLAS TUCAT
Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois poses during his presentation as new player of Real Madrid football team, at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on August 9, 2018.
Belgian international goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will play the next six seasons at Real Madrid after confirming his transfer from Chelsea, while the white team has given the Croatian player Mateo Kovacic for a season to the English club. / AFP PHOTO / JAVIER SORIANO
Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after he scored his first goal since he joined Juventus during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Sassuolo on September 16, 2018 at the Juventus stadium in Turin. / AFP PHOTO / Miguel MEDINA
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Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino (R) celebrates scoring the team’s third goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and West Ham United at Anfield in Liverpool, north west England on February 24, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. /
Uruguay’s defender Diego Godin celebrates their win during the Russia 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between Uruguay and Portugal at the Fisht Stadium in Sochi on June 30, 2018.
Uruguay sent Cristiano Ronaldo and Portugal crashing out of the World Cup on Saturday as a pair of stunning goals from Edinson Cavani gave the South Americans a 2-1 victory. / AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS
Atletico Madrid’s French forward Antoine Griezmann celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match between Sevilla FC and Club Atletico de Madrid at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium in Sevilla on February 25, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Cristina Quicler
Chelsea’s Belgian midfielder Eden Hazard applauds supporters on the pitch after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Arsenal at Stamford Bridge in London on August 18, 2018.
Chelsea won the game 3-2. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK
FILE PHOTO: Real Madrid’s Isco celebrates at Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – September 19, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina/File Photo
Tottenham Hotspur’s English striker Harry Kane celebrates after scoring their first goal during the English Premier League football match between Tottenham Hotspur and Leicester City at Wembley Stadium in London, on May 13, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Ian KINGTON / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. /
Chelsea’s N’Golo Kante
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Tottenham Hotspur’s French goalkeeper Hugo Lloris warms up for the English Premier League football match between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur at Old Trafford in Manchester, north west England, on August 27, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No video emulation. Social media in-match use limited to 120 images. An additional 40 images may be used in extra time. No use in betting publications, games or single club/league/player publications. /
Juventus’ forward from Croatia Mario Mandzukic arrives at Villar Perosa for the friendly match between Juventus A and Juventus B at Villar Perosa, on August 12, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Isabella Bonotto
Liverpool’s Senegalese midfielder Sadio Mane celebrates after scoring the opening goal of the pre-season International Champions Cup football match between Spanish champions, Barcelona and Liverpool at Wembley stadium in London on August 6, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / Glyn KIRK
Marcelo Vieira PHOTO:AFP
Paris Saint-Germain’s French forward Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring during the French L1 football match between Guingamp and Paris Saint-Germain, at the Roudourou stadium in Guingamp on August 18, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / FRED TANNEAU
Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi blows a kiss after scoring his team’s third goal during the UEFA Champions League round of sixteen second leg football match between FC Barcelona and Chelsea FC at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona on March 14, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE
Croatia’s midfielder Luka Modric gestures during the Russia 2018 World Cup Group D football match between Iceland and Croatia at the Rostov Arena in Rostov-On-Don on June 26, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / PASCAL GUYOT / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE – NO MOBILE PUSH ALERTS/DOWNLOADS
(FILES) In this file photo taken on January 27, 2018 Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian forward Neymar reacts during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Montpellier (MHSC) at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris.
PSG has become something more for Qatar over the past 10 months of boycott by its Gulf neighbours — a symbol of national pride. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE
Jan Oblak
(FILES) In this file photo taken on May 04, 2018 Manchester United’s French midfielder Paul Pogba controls the ball during the English Premier League football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Manchester United at the American Express Community Stadium in Brighton, southern England on May 4, 2018.
Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has warned the club not to sell France World Cup star Paul Pogba and instead to focus on strengthening the squad. Speculation about the midfielder’s future is rife, with reports of interest from Barcelona, but Ferdinand has told executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward he must keep hold of the 25-year-old.
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Croatia’s midfielder Ivan Rakitic takes part in a training session in Deauville, north west France, on June 22, 2016, during the Euro 2016 football tournament. / AFP PHOTO / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU
Sergio Ramos PHOTO:AFP
(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 17, 2018 Liverpool’s Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Salah celebrates scoring the fourth goal during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Watford at Anfield in Liverpool.
Mohamed Salah was on May 1, 2018 named as the Football Writers’ Association Footballer of the Year for 2017/18 after scoring 43 goals so far in an incredible debut season for Liverpool. / AFP PHOTO / Lindsey PARNABY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or ‘live’ services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. /
Barcelona’s Uruguayan forward Luis Suarez celebrates after scoring a goal during the Spanish league football match Leganes vs Barcelona at the Butarque stadium in Leganes on November 18, 2017. OSCAR DEL POZO / AFP
Real Madrid’s defender from France Raphael Varane controls the ball during the Spanish league football match Real Madrid CF against Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on September 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS

Lists of nominees for men’s and women’s Ballon d’Or award announced on Monday:

Men’s nominees (30)

Sergio Aguero

Alisson Becker

Gareth Bale

Karim Benzema

Edinson Cavani

Thibaut Courtois

Cristiano Ronaldo

Kevin De Bruyne

Roberto Firmino

Diego Godin

Antoine Griezmann

Eden Hazard

Isco

Harry Kane

N’Golo Kante

Hugo Lloris

Mario Mandzukic

Sadio Mane

Marcelo

Kylian Mbappe

Lionel Messi

Luka Modric

Neymar

Jan Oblak

Paul Pogba

Ivan Rakitic

Sergio Ramos

Mohamed Salah

Luis Suarez

Raphael Varane

Women’s nominees (15)

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Amandine Henry PHOTO:AFP
France’s defender Amel Majri runs for the ball during the women’s friendly football match between France and Australia on October 5, 2018, at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, central-eastern France. / AFP PHOTO / ROMAIN LAFABREGUE
France’s defender Wendie Renard (C) tries to head the ball during the women’s friendly football match between France and Australia on October 5, 2018, at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium in Saint-Etienne, central-eastern France. / AFP PHOTO / ROMAIN LAFABREGUE
2016 Rio Olympics – Soccer – Final – Women’s Football Tournament Gold Medal Match – Maracana – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – 19/08/2016. Dzsenifer Marozsan (GER) of Germany celebrates goal in 2nd half. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.
Lucy Bronze won the same award in 2014 PHOTO: Getty Images
Ada Hegerberg PHOTO:AFP
Britain Football Soccer – Olympique Lyonnais v Paris Saint Germain – UEFA Women’s Champions League Final – Cardiff City Stadium, Cardiff, Wales – 1/6/17 Lyon’s Saki Kumagai celebrates scoring her penalty during the shootout Action Images via Reuters / Carl Recine Livepic EDITORIAL USE ONLY.
Marta PHOTO:AFP
Pernille Harder PHOTO:AFP
Soccer Football – Women’s International Friendly – England v Brazil – Meadow Lane, Nottingham, Britain – October 6, 2018 England’s Fran Kirby in action Action Images via Reuters/Alan Walter
Sam Kerr PHOTO: Pinterest
Lieke Martens PHOTO:AFP
Megan Rapinoe PHOTO:Getty image
Christine Sinclair PHOTO:AFP
CARY, NC – OCTOBER 04: Lindsey Horan #9 of USA and Nayeli Rangel #7 of Mexico go after a ball during the Group A – CONCACAF Women’s Championship at WakeMed Soccer Park on October 4, 2018 in Cary, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

Amandine Henry

Amel Majri

Wendie Renard

Dzsenifer Marozsan

Lucy Bronze

Ada Hegerberg

Saki Kumagai

Marta

Pernille Harder

Lindsey Horan

Fran Kirby

Sam Kerr

Lieke Martens

Megan Rapinoe

Christine Sinclair