8th October 2018 at 1:49 pm #27037
First 15 nominees released 15 more to be released :
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Alisson (Liverpool), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Edinson Cavani (PSG), Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Isco (Real Madrid), Harry Kane (Tottenham), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
Lionel Messi expected to be on shortlist
Mohamed Salah also likely to be on final short list.
8th October 2018 at 7:53 pm #27044
- This topic was modified 2 months, 1 week ago by nine nine nine.
The final short list all great players.
Position Country Club
Sergio Aguero Forward Argentina Manchester City
Alisson Goalkeeper Brazil Liverpool
Gareth Bale Forward Wales Real Madrid
Karim Benzema Forward France Real Madrid
Kevin de Bruyne Midfielder Belgium Manchester City
Edinson Cavani Forward Uruguay Paris St-Germain
Thibaut Courtois Goalkeeper Belgium Real Madrid
Roberto Firmino Forward Brazil Liverpool
Diego Godin Defender Uruguay Atletico Madrid
Antoine Griezmann Forward France Atletico Madrid
Eden Hazard Forward Belgium Chelsea
Isco Midfielder Spain Real Madrid
Harry Kane Forward England Tottenham
N’Golo Kante Midfielder France Chelsea
Hugo Lloris Goalkeeper France Tottenham
Mario Mandzukic Forward Croatia Juventus
Sadio Mane Forward Senegal Liverpool
Marcelo Defender Brazil Real Madrid
Kylian Mbappe Forward France Paris St-Germain
Lionel Messi Forward Argentina Barcelona
Luka Modric Midfielder Croatia Real Madrid
Neymar Forward Brazil Paris St-Germain
Jan Oblak Goalkeeper Slovenia Atletico Madrid
Paul Pogba Midfielder France Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo Forward Portugal Juventus
Ivan Rakitic Midfielder Croatia Barcelona
Sergio Ramos Defender Spain Real Madrid
Mohammed Salah Midfielder Egypt Liverpool
Luis Suarez Forward Uruguay Barcelona
3rd December 2018 at 10:05 pm #28899
Modric wins Balon d’Or 2018. Well deserved imo4th December 2018 at 6:52 am #28903
Very well deserved. What a shame though that the female winner was asked to twerk on stage, in 2018!4th December 2018 at 7:01 am #28904
Fantastic player, always a joy to watch.4th December 2018 at 7:56 am #28905
sean the sailorParticipant57 pts
Great player. Fully deserved
Ronaldo and Messi are just super stars and two of the best players the works had ever seen
Ronaldo is supposed to be one of the most professional players at any clubs he’s been at and always the best trainer.
Messi doesnt go down easily. Humble kind of guy etc
Then you have Neymar who will never ever hit the heights of these two because of his attitude. His behavior is a disgrace. Last week trying to wind up the crowd and didn’t see a pass played to him as he had his back turned.the way he plays for Brazil is shocking. All about him
I would have whipped him off. Love watching Ronaldo, Messi, bake, Modric etc
Can’t stabd watching him and I really don’t think he’s all that great compared to other players
4th December 2018 at 8:17 am #28908
- This reply was modified 1 week, 5 days ago by sean the sailor.
Fully deserved that Modric won.
He was great at the WC. Truly instrumental for a very good Croatia. In comparison Ronaldo turned it on against Spain but didn’t do much more than that. And Messi did next to nothing in a (on paper) very good Argentina side.
Modric also delivered in the CL as well.
Also nice to see a player that usually operates further down the field winning a big individual award. I think that The Balon D’Or usually looks a bit like a popularity contest and not much more which is a shame.
Would Messi have been able to shine so bright at Barcelona without Busquest, Pique, Puyol etc. to do the defensive work so well? Would Ronaldo without Modic, Ramos etc.? Of course not. So great to see Modric win. He deserved it, but it’s also a good thing for football as such to see someone other than Ronaldo and Messi win it.4th December 2018 at 9:09 am #28910
MADE IN NORFF LONDON!!!4th December 2018 at 10:34 am #289124th December 2018 at 2:34 pm #28920
MADE IN NORFF LONDON!!!4th December 2018 at 2:35 pm #28921
Only 20 years go,and now this.Fully deserved imho!4th December 2018 at 2:39 pm #28922
One of the most underrated players in a generation!4th December 2018 at 6:58 pm #28979
I had no idea what a twerk was. She should have slapped his face. Looked like she could.4th December 2018 at 7:03 pm #28984
Adlab-Come on pal,do keep up.We twerk all the time!4th December 2018 at 8:31 pm #28998
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