Ballon d’Or 2022 List – Ballon d’Or Nominees List, Men & Women

Ballon d’Or 2022 List – Ballon d’Or Nominees List, Men & Women – The 30-man list for the prestigious Ballon d’Or 2022 award was revealed on Friday when Lionel Messi did not feature in the list for the first time since 2005. plenary session from 2022. Earlier, this award was given for the performance of the player in a calendar year. We take a look at the details about the Ballon d’Or nominees and the Ballon d’Or 2022 ceremony.

Ballon d’Or 2022 List
Ballon d’Or 2022 List

Ballon d’Or 2022 List – Ballon d’Or 30 Nominees List Men & Women

There are 30 finalists and Messi’s absence from the list is making all the headlines. This is the first time since 2005 that he will not be ready for a vote. He finished in the top three on 13 occasions between 2006 and 2021. Messi won the Ballon d’Or for a record seventh time last year, and with fellow superstar Cristiano Ronaldo he shared 12 of the last 13 Ballon d’Or trophies. Ronaldo made the cut in 2022 and now has 18 Ballon d’Or nominations compared to Messi’s 15. CWG 2022 India Gold Medal Winners List With Name & Photos

  • The new guidelines for the award individual performance and career success as primary criteria are no longer a factor
Name Position Club National Team
Trent Alexander-Arnold DF Liverpool England
Karim Benzema FW Real Madrid France
Joao Cancelo DF Manchester City Portugal
Casemiro MF Real Madrid Brazil
Thibaut Courtois GK Real Madrid Belgium
Cristiano Ronaldo FW Manchester United Portugal
Kevin De Bruyne MF Manchester City Belgium
Luis Diaz FW Porto / Liverpool Colombia
Fabinho MF Liverpool Brazil
Phil Foden FW Manchester City England
Erling Haaland FW Borussia Dortmund (now Manchester City) Norway
Sebastien Haller FW Ajax (now Borussia Dortmund) Ivory Coast
Harry Kane FW Tottenham Hotspur England
Joshua Kimmich MF Bayern Munich Germany
Rafael Leao FW AC Milan Portugal
Robert Lewandowski FW Bayern Munich (now Barcelona) Poland
Riyad Mahrez FW Manchester City Algeria
Mike Maignan GK AC Milan France
Sadio Mane FW Liverpool (now Bayern Munich) Senegal
Kylian Mbappe FW PSG France
Luka Modric MF Real Madrid Croatia
Christopher Nkunku FW RB Leipzig France
Darwin Nunez FW Benfica (now Liverpool) Uruguay
Antonio Rudiger DF Chelsea (now Real Madrid) Germany
Mohamed Salah FW Liverpool Egypt
Bernardo Silva MF Manchester City Portugal
Son Heung-min FW Tottenham Hotspur South Korea
Virgil van Dijk DF Liverpool Netherlands
Vinicius Junior FW Real Madrid Brazil
Dusan Vlahovic FW Fiorentina/Juventus Serbia

Ballon D’Or 2022 Women Finalist : 20 Nominees List

There are 20 nominees for the women’s award, including Chelsea’s Australian star Sam Kerr, who became the first female player on the cover of EA Sports’ FIFA 23. She joins three Americans, including Champions League winner Katrina Macario and rising star Trinity Rodman, who was a key figure in Washington Spirit’s NWSL title run.

Also on the list are three members from England’s Euro 2022 winning side, including tournament MVP Beth Mead. Runners-up Germany have two representatives on the list. Last year’s winner, Alexia Putellas, is expected to score a run for the 2022 prize after leading Barcelona to the Champions League final and La Liga title. His disappearance at the 2022 euro due to a knee injury could hurt his chances.

Name Position Club National Team
Selma Bacha DF Lyon France
Aitana Bonmati MF Barcelona Spain
Millie Bright DF Chelsea England
Lucy Bronze DF Manchester City (now Barcelona) England
Kadidiatou Diani FW PSG France
Christiane Endler GK Lyon Chile
Ada Hegerberg FW Lyon Norway
Marie-Antoinette Katoto FW PSG France
Sam Kerr FW Chelsea Australia
Catarina Macario MF/FW Lyon USA
Beth Mead FW Arsenal England
Vivianne Miedema FW Arsenal Netherlands
Alex Morgan FW Orlando Pride (now San Diego Wave) USA
Lena Oberdorf MF VfL Wolfsburg Germany
Asisat Oshoala FW Barcelona Nigeria
Alexandra Popp FW VfL Wolfsburg Germany
Alexia Putellas MF Barcelona Spain
Wendie Renard DF Lyon France
Trinity Rodman FW Washington Spirit USA
Fridolina Rolfo FW Barcelona Sweden

When will Ballon d’Or 2022 ceremony take place?

  • The Ballon d’Or 2022 ceremony will take place on October 17, 2022, at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.
  • The timing of the event is yet to be announced.
  • Apart from the Ballon d’Or 2022 award, the ceremony will also present the Copa Trophy (for the best performing player under the age of 21) and the Yashin Trophy (for the best goalkeeper).
  • The Copa trophy was won by Pedri while Gianluigi Donnarumma won the Yashin Trophy in 2021.

Who will be the favourites to win Ballon d’Or 2022?

  • Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Bayern Munich’s Sadio Mane are currently favourites to win the Ballon d’Or 2022 trophy.
  • Benzema has been strongly tipped to win the Ballon d’Or 2022 trophy, helping Real Madrid lift both La Liga and the Champions League.
  • He had a big role to play in the European champions’ victories over PSG and Manchester City during the competition.

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