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Mohamed Salah shortlisted in 30-man roster for the Ballon d’Or

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and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah  has been included among the 30 players nominated for the 2018 Ballon d’Or award which is sponsored by renowned French magazine .

The 30-man list, which includes Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and FIFA’s ‘The Best Men’s Player’ Luka Modric was announced by France Football on Monday.

Salah’s nomination was no surprise after his incredible debut season with Liverpool last term, as he scored 44 goals in all competitions, 32 of which were scored in the Premier League, making him the leagues top scorer.

The 26-year-old was previously nominated among the final three for the ‘UEFA Men’s Player of the Year Award’ and ‘The Best FIFA Men’s Player’, but lost both trophies to Modric.

The trophy winner will be announced on the 3rd of December. Ronaldo is the current defending champion, having won his fifth Ballon d’Or in 2017.

The 30 nominees: 

Sergio Aguero (ARG / Manchester City)
Alisson (BRA / Liverpool)
Gareth Bale (WAL / Real Madrid)
Karim Benzema (FRA / Real Madrid)
Edinson Cavani (URU / PSG)
Thibaut Courtois (BEL / Chelsea)
Cristiano Ronaldo (POR / Juventus Turin)
Kevin De Bruyne (BEL / Manchester City)
Roberto Firmino (BRA / Liverpool)
Diego Godin (URU / Atletico Madrid)
Antoine Griezmann (FRA / Atletico Madrid)
Eden Hazard (BEL / Chelsea)
Isco (ESP / Real Madrid)
Harry Kane (ENG / Tottenham)
N’Golo Kante (FRA / Chelsea)
Hugo Lloris (FRA / Tottenham)
Mario Mandzukic (CRO / Juventus Turin)
Sadio Mané (SEN / Liverpool)
Marcelo (BRE / Real Madrid)
Kylian Mbappé (FRA / PSG)
Lionel Messi (ARG / FC Barcelona)
Luka Modric (CRO / Real Madrid)
Neymar (BRA / PSG)
Jan Oblak (SLO / Atlético Madrid)
Paul Pogba (FRA / Manchester United)
Ivan Rakitic (CRO / Barcelona)
Sergio Ramos (SPA / Real Madrid)
(EGY / Liverpool)
Luis Suarez (URU / Fc Barcelona)
Raphael Varane (FRA / Real Madrid)

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