UPDATED! Coutinho Included, Pogba Ignored in 30 Man Balon D’or Nominees List
After three contender emerged from past week, the French Football has released a further ten players who they believe are worthy to be among the final list. The award which was inaugurated in 2010 and has been won by either Cristiano Ronaldo or Messi does not look to be changing hands this year though, as those two players remain the front-runner.
In shocking list that was released on Monday which included Liverpool’s Brazilian playmaker, Phillipe Coutinho whose performance drove his team to qualify for this year’s Champion League. League and PFA winning Ngolo Kante and Hazard included, but Man United Europa League winning stars Pogba and Ibra ignored.
See released list below:
Ballon d’Or 2017 shortlist so far
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Dries Mertens (Napoli)
Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Luis Suarez (Barcelona)
— France Football (@francefootball) October 9, 2017