England’s Bronze, Mead and Bright nominated for the Ballon d’Or

European Championship winners Millie Bright, Lucy Bronze and Beth Mead are among the nominees for the Women’s Ballon d’Or.

Mead was top scorer and named player of the tournament when England triumphed at home last month.

Chelsea’s Sam Kerr and Arsenal’s Vivianne Miedema are also on the shortlist, along with Barcelona star Alexia Putellas, while the men’s nominations were headlined by the absence of seven-time winner Lionel Messi.

Messi won the award in 2021 and 2019 – it was not held in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic – but, following his move to Paris Saint-Germain, the Argentine has been omitted.

Messi’s former Ballon d’Or rival Cristiano Ronaldo is included as Manchester United’s only contender, while England trio Trent Alexander-Arnold, Phil Foden and Harry Kane also make the line-up for 30 members

Foden is one of six Manchester City players on the list, including new signing Erling Haaland, while Liverpool quintet Mohamed Salah, Luis Diaz, Fabinho, Virgil van Dijk and Darwin Núñez, as well as the recently departed Sadio Mané, are also are included

Son Heung-min joins fellow striker Kane, while the favorite to win for the first time is Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema.

MEN

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool, England); Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, France); Joao Cancelo (Manchester City, Portugal); Casemiro (Real Madrid, Brazil); Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid, Belgium); Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium); Luis Diaz (Liverpool, Colombia); Fabinho (Liverpool, Brazil); Phil Foden (Manchester City, England); Erling Haaland (Manchester City, Norway); Sebastien Haller (Borussia Dortmund, Ivory Coast); Harry Kane (Tottenham, England); Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich, Germany); Rafael Leão (Milan, Portugal); Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona, ​​Poland); Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City, Algeria); Mike Maignan (Milan, France); Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain, France); Sadio Mané (Bayern Munich, Senegal); Luka Modric (Real Madrid, Croatia); Darwin Nunez (Liverpool, Uruguay); Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig, France); Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Portugal); Antonio Rudiger(Real Madrid, Germany); Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, Egypt); Bernard Silva (Manchester City, Portugal); Son Heung-min (Tottenham, South Korea); Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool, Netherlands); Vinícius Junior (Real Madrid, Brazil); Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus, Serbia)

WOMEN

Selma Bacha (Lyon, France); Aitana Bonmatí (Barcelona, ​​Spain); Millie Bright (Chelsea, England); Lucy Bronze (Barcelona, ​​England); Kadidiatou Diani (Paris Saint-Germain, France); Christiane Endler (Lyon, Chile); Ada Hegerberg (Lyon, Norway); Maria Antoinette Katoto (Paris St-Germain, France); Sam Kerr (Chelsea, Australia); Catarina Macario (Lyon, United States); Beth Mead (Arsenal, England); Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal, Netherlands); Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave, United States); Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg, Germany); Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona, ​​Nigeria); Alexandra Popp(Wolfsburg, Germany); Alexia Putellas (Barcelona, ​​Spain); Wendy Renard (Lyon, France); Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit, United States); Fridolina Rolfö (Barcelona, ​​Sweden)

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Nominees for the Ballon d’Or 2022

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Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool, England); Karim Benzema (Real Madrid, France); Joao Cancelo (Manchester City, Portugal); Casemiro (Real Madrid, Brazil); Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid, Belgium); Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City, Belgium); Luis Diaz (Liverpool, Colombia); Fabinho (Liverpool, Brazil); Phil Foden (Manchester City, England); Erling Haaland (Manchester City, Norway); Sebastien Haller (Borussia Dortmund, Ivory Coast); Harry Kane (Tottenham, England); Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich, Germany); Rafael Leão (Milan, Portugal); Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona, ​​Poland); Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City, Algeria); Mike Maignan (Milan, France); Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint-Germain, France); Sadio Mané (Bayern Munich, Senegal); Luka Modric (Real Madrid, Croatia); Darwin Nunez (Liverpool, Uruguay); Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig, France); Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United, Portugal); Antonio Rudiger(Real Madrid, Germany); Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, Egypt); Bernard Silva (Manchester City, Portugal); Son Heung-min (Tottenham, South Korea); Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool, Netherlands); Vinícius Junior (Real Madrid, Brazil); Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus, Serbia)

WOMEN

Selma Bacha (Lyon, France); Aitana Bonmatí (Barcelona, ​​Spain); Millie Bright (Chelsea, England); Lucy Bronze (Barcelona, ​​England); Kadidiatou Diani (Paris Saint-Germain, France); Christiane Endler (Lyon, Chile); Ada Hegerberg (Lyon, Norway); Maria Antoinette Katoto (Paris St-Germain, France); Sam Kerr (Chelsea, Australia); Catarina Macario (Lyon, United States); Beth Mead (Arsenal, England); Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal, Netherlands); Alex Morgan (San Diego Wave, United States); Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg, Germany); Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona, ​​Nigeria); Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg, Germany); Alexia Putellas (Barcelona, ​​Spain); Wendy Renard (Lyon, France); Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit, United States); Fridolina Rolfö (Barcelona, ​​Sweden)

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Champions League winners Real are well represented, with Thibaut Courtois, Casemiro, Luka Modric, Vinícius Junior and recent Chelsea recruit Antonio Rüdiger.

Arsenal’s Bukayo Saka and fellow England international Jude Bellingham of Borussia Dortmund are among the nominees for the Kopa Trophy for the best players aged 21 and under.

The Premier League is well represented in the shortlist for the Yashin Trophy for the best goalkeeper, with Man City’s Ederson, Liverpool’s Alisson Becker, Chelsea’s Édouard Mendy and Tottenham’s Hugo Lloris joining Courtois on the 10-man shortlist.

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