Salah, Mane, Ronaldo, Messi, 26 Others Make 2018 Ballon d’Or Shortlist
France Football has released the 30-player shortlist for its Ballon d’Or award for 2018.
The two African players on the list are Egypt’s Mohamed Salah and Senegal’s Sadio Manewho both play for Liverpool.
Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr., Paul Pogba, Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric, N’golo Kante, Luis Suarez, are also on the list.
Goalkeepers on the list include Belgium and Real Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois, France and Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris, Brazil and Liverpool’s Alisson and Slovenia and Atletico Madrid’s Jan Oblak.
The Ballon d’Or has been awarded since 1956, and in 2010, it merged with FIFA’s The Best Award to become the FIFA Ballon d’Or. This went on until 2016.
Cristiano Ronaldo has won the last two editions of the Ballon d’Or.
The award ceremony is scheduled to hold on December 3rd in Paris.