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Ballon D’Or 2018

The Ballon d’Or Gala will be taking place in Paris on Monday. During the event, the Ballo d’or winner for 2018 will be announced. Below are the nominees

Goal Keepers

Alisson Becker (Roma/Liverpool/BRA), Thibaut Courtois (Chelsea/Real Madrid/BEL), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur/FRA), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid/SLO)

Defenders

Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid/URU), Marcelo (Real Madrid/BRA), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid/ESP), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid/FRA)

Midfielders

Luka Modric (Real Madrid/CRO), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea/FRA), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City/BEL), Isco (Real Madrid/ESP), Paul Pogba (Manchester United/FRA), Ivan Rakitic (Barcelona/CRO)

Forwards

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/ARG), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid/WAL), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/FRA), Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint-Germain/URU), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus/POR), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool/BRA), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/FRA), Eden Hazard (Chelsea/BEL), Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG), Mario Mandzukic (Juventus/CRO), Sadio Mane (Liverpool/SEN), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Lionel Messi (Barcelona/ARG), Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain/BRA), Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/EGY), Luis Suarez (Barcelona/URU)

– The 15 nominees for the women’s prize

– Lucy Bronze (Lyon/ENG), Pernille Harder (Wolfsburg/DEN), Ada Hegerberg (Lyon/NOR), Amandine Henry (Lyon/FRA), Lindsey Horan (Portland Thorns/USA), Fran Kirby (Chelsea/ENG), Sam Kerr (Chicago Red Stars/AUS), Saki Kumagai (Lyon/JPN), Amel Majri (Lyon/FRA), Dzsenifer Marozsan (Lyon/GER), Marta (Orlando Pride/BRA), Lieke Martens (Barcelona/NED), Megan Rapinoe (Seattle Reign/USA), Wendie Renard (Lyon/FRA), Christine Sinclair (Portland Thorns/CAN)

– Kopa Trophy best under-21 player nominees

– Houssem Aouar (Lyon/FRA), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool/ENG), Patrick Cutrone (AC Milan/ITA), Ritsu Doan (Groningen/JPN), Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan/ITA), Amadou Haidara (RB Salzburg/MAL), Justin Kluivert (Ajax/Roma/ITA), Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Christian Pulisic (Borussia Dortmund/USA), Rodrygo (Santos/BRA).

Luka Modric has been tipped by a lot of sports pundits to be the most likely Ballon d’Or winner 2018. Looking at the fact that he’s both a UEFA champions league winner and a world cup finalist. He’s also won two other major football awards this year. if he wins it, it will be the first time in ten years that award didn’t go to the duo of Ronaldo and Messi. It will also be the first time the award is being won by a Croatian. By Monday night, the award will be announced.

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