The grand finale of 30 shortlisted nominees for the 2016 FIFA Ballon d’Or Award will be revealed on Monday, 9th January, 2017.
Ballon d’Or Award 2016 Final Nominees Shortlist: The Ballon d’Or award ceremony 2016 is scheduled for January 9, 2017.
The most awaited and prestigious award in football game is given to the best performer in a calender year of 2016. France Football announces the 30-man shortlist for Ballon d’Or 2016 award.
So who will win the FIFA Ballon d’or 2016? The answer will be published soon as the France Football, collaborating with FIFA, has announced the players, one of whom will be awarded the best player in the world.
As in the previous years, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are expected go head-to-head for this highly contested prize, with French striker Antoine Griezmann tipped by many to challenge the duo.
So far, France Football has announced 10 players, five at once. Real Madrid duo Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale are the star names that represent La Liga, while Sergio Aguero and Kevin de Bruyne are the representatives of the Premier League.
Ballon d’Or Award 2016 Full List of 30 Nominees Shortlist
The 30-man (football players) shortlist for the Season 2016 Ballon d’Or award has been announced. The final nominees are as follows:
- Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)
- Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
- Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)
- Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
- Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
- Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid)
- Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)
- Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus)
- Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United)
- Andres Iniesta (Barcelona)
- Koke (Atletico Madrid)
- Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)
- Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
- Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur)
- Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)
- Lionel Messi (Barcelona)
- Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
- Thomas Muller (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)
- Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
- Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
- Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich)
Ballon d’Or Award 2016-2017 Nominees by Football Club
Real Madrid football club have six players shortlisted in the 2016 Ballon d’Or nominees list, with all but 3 of the 30 nominees in this season’s edition of the UEFA Champions League.
Manchester City: 2
Manchester United: 2
Real Madrid: 6
West Ham: 1
Ballon d’Or Final 30 Nominees by Nationality (Country) 2016-2017
Winner of Ballon d’Or Award 2016 Season will be updated as soon as the Jury announce the winner.