Benzema, Early Favorite Among the Ballon d’Or Nominees

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Jack87 news today, August 13, 2022, Malaysian time – 1xbet France Football officially announced the shortlist for the 2022 Ballon d’Or today. The selection has changed from examining a player’s annual performance to examining a player’s season performance in mainstream European leagues. In terms of selection criteria, the consideration of the player’s entire career has been removed, and it is clearly stated that the player’s individual performance during the selection period is given priority. Only representatives from FIFA’s top 100 countries and territories are eligible to vote.

The nominees for this year’s 1xbet home Ballon d’Or are listed below:

Thibaut Courtois (BEL, Real Madrid)
Rafael Leao (POR, AC Milan)
Mohamed Salah (EGY, Liverpool)
Joshua Kimmich (GER, Bayern Munich)
Christopher Nkunku (FRA, RB Leipzig)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (ANG, Liverpool)
Robert Lewandowski (POL, Bayern Munich then FC Barcelona)
Bernardo Silva (POR, Manchester City)
Vinicius Junior (BRE, Real Madrid)
Luis Diaz (COL, FC Porto then Liverpool)
Karim Benzema (FRA, Real Madrid)
Fabinho (BRE, Liverpool)
Riyad Mahrez (ALG, Manchester City)
Heung-min Son (CDS, Tottenham)
Casemiro (BRE, Real Madrid)
Phil Foden (ENG, Manchester City)
Harry Kane (ENG, Tottenham)
Sadio Mané (SEN, Liverpool then Bayern Munich),
Darwin Nunez (URU, Benfica then Liverpool)
Mike Maignan (FRA, AC Milan)
Kevin De Bruyne (BEL, Manchester City)
Sébastien Haller (CIV, Ajax then Borussia Dortmund)
Luka Modric (CRO, Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR, Manchester United)
Antonio Rüdiger (GER, Chelsea then Real Madrid)
Joao Cancelo (POR, Manchester City)
Erling Haaland (NOR, Borussia Dortmund then Manchester City)
Kylian Mbappé (FRA, PSG)
Virgil Van Dijk (HOL, Liverpool)
Dusan Vlahovic (SER, Fiorentina then Juventus).

As the number one core of the La Liga and Champions League last season, Benzema is naturally the biggest favorite in this Ballon d’Or selection. Ronaldo was nominated despite Manchester United’s poor performance. Messi, who won the championship trophy in Ligue 1, unexpectedly fell out of the shortlist. 1xbet app South Korean striker Son Heung -min became the only Asian selected.

Related Article: Messi Missed the Ballon d’Or Nominations for the First Time Since 2005

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