Full list of Ballon d’Or released as manchester united super included and Lionel Messi snubbed

Six-time champion For the first time in 17 years, Lionel Messi has not been nominated for the Ballon d’Or.
The 30-man shortlist for the most prestigious individual award in football was announced on Friday by France Football, and Messi missed the cut for the first time since 2005.

Long-time rival Cristiano Ronaldo was included, but Messi’s difficult spell at Paris Saint-German appears to have coincided with the previously unthinkable. Neymar, a PSG teammate, was also left out.

Premier League stars dominate the list, accounting for 16 of the 30 nominees.

The complete shortlist is listed below in alphabetical order:

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold
  • Karim Benzema
  • Joao Cancelo
  • Casemiro
  • Thibaut Courtois
  • Kevin De Bruyne
  • Luis Diaz
  • Fabinho
  • Phil Foden
  • Erling Haaland
  • Sebastien Haller
  • Harry Kane
  • Joshua Kimmich
  • Rafael Leao
  • Robert Lewandowski
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Mike Maignan
  • Sadio Mane
  • Kylian Mbappe
  • Luka Modric
  • Christopher Nkunku
  • Darwin Nunez
  • Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Antonio Rudiger
  • Mohamed Salah
  • Bernardo Silva
  • Heung-Min Son
  • Virgil van Dijk
  • Vinicius Jr
  • Dusan Vlahovic

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