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Neymar Missing As Final 30 Nominees For Ballon D’or Are Revealed

Paris Saint-Germain superstar, Neymar, is not among the final 30 nominees for the 2019 Ballon d’Or award.

His former Barcelona team-mate, Lionel Messi, Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus, make the cut which was announced on Monday.

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The list was decided by a global voting panel of journalists.

Messi and Ronaldo’s 10-year grip on the individual award organized by France Football magazine was broken by Luka Modric last December.

Modric is also absent one year after he won both the Ballon d’Or and FIFA best player awards.

The awards ceremony is December 2 in Paris.

Full list of Men’s Ballon d’Or nominees:

Sergio Aguero (Argentina, Manchester City)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (England, Liverpool)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Arsenal)
Alisson Becker (Brazil, Liverpool)
Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid)
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium, Manchester City)
Frenkie De Jong (Netherlands, Ajax/Barcelona)
Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands, Ajax/Juventus)
Joao Felix (Portugal, Benfica/Atletico Madrid)
Roberto Firmino (Brazil, Liverpool)
Antoine Griezmann (France, Atletico Madrid/Barcelona)
Eden Hazard (Belgium, Chelsea/Real Madrid)
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal, Napoli)
Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Bayern Munich)
Hugo Lloris (France, Tottenham)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria, Manchester City)
Sadio Mane (Senegal, Liverpool)
Marquinhos (Brazil, Paris Saint-Germain)
Kylian Mbappe (France, Paris Saint-Germain)
Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Juventus)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool)
Bernardo Silva (Portugal, Manchester City)
Son Heung-Min (South Korea, Tottenham)
Raheem Sterling (England, Manchester City)
Dusan Tadic (Serbia, Ajax)
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Germany, Barcelona)
Donny van de Beek (Netherlands, Ajax)
Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands, Liverpool)
Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands, Liverpool)

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