The full 30-man shortlist for the 2017 Ballon d’Or has been announced – who do you think should win?
The award, presented by French magazine France Football, was won by Real Madrid and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo last year. Ronaldo has been nominated once again, as has Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi.
Harry Kane is one of seven Premier League players nominated, with Liverpool duo Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane also up for France Football’s prestigious award.
Chelsea pair N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard, Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea and Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne also make the list.
Real Madrid’s Welsh forward Gareth Bale, who finished sixth in last year’s rankings, did not make the list after a 2017 campaign where injury took away much of his playing time.
The Ballon d’Or is judged solely by a panel of journalists after FIFA and France Football ended their partnership in 2015.
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