Six City stars in the Ballon d’Or 2022

Six City stars in the Ballon d'Or 2022

Six Manchester City players have been nominated for the 2021/22 Ballon d’Or, while Ederson is a finalist for the Yashin Trophy.

Joao Cancelo, Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva will compete for the top honour.

Ederson will be hoping to take home the goalkeeper-specific award, which was first established in 2019.

The winner of the two prestigious awards, as well as the Kopa Trophy (for the best under-21 player), will be announced by France Football in Paris on 17 October.

This is the first season in which the Ballon d’Or has been decided based on achievements over the course of a season rather than performances over a calendar year.

Cancelo is nominated for the first time after making 52 appearances, three goals and 10 assists for City in 2021/22. The full-back was also named in the PFA Team of the Year.

De Bruyne was City’s Player of the Year last season and also featured in the PFA Team of the Year after 45 appearances, 19 goals and 14 assists for City. This is the seventh nomination for the Belgian, who has been shortlisted for every iteration since 2015.

Haaland’s second nomination comes after a stellar second season at Borussia Dortmund, which included 29 goals in 30 appearances.

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Foden, the PFA Young Player of the Year, is up for the award for the second time, having been shortlisted last year. The England international scored 14 goals and registered 11 assists in 45 appearances for the Blues last season.

Mahrez was City’s top scorer in 2021/22, with 24 goals and nine assists in 47 appearances. The Algerian winger has previously been nominated on three occasions.

Silva made 50 appearances last season, scoring 13 goals and providing seven assists for his team-mates as he earned a place in the PFA Team of the Year.

Ederson played 49 games for City in the 2021/22 season, keeping a total of 25 clean sheets.

Everyone at Manchester City would like to congratulate our players on their nominations.

The full Ballon d’Or list is:

  • Karim Benzema
  • Thibaut COURTOIS
  • Kevin DE BRUYNE
  • Luis Diaz
  • Phil FODEN
  • Erling HAALAND
  • Sébastien HALLER
  • Harry KANE
  • Joshua KIMMICH
  • Rafael LEAO
  • Robert Lewandowski
  • Riyad Mahrez
  • Mike MAIGNAN
  • Sadio MANÉ
  • Kylian MBAPPE
  • Luka MODRIC
  • Christopher NKUNKU
  • Darwin NUÑEZ
  • Antonio RÜDIGER
  • Mohamed SALAH
  • Bernardo SILVA
  • I’m Heung-min
  • Virgil VAN DIJK
  • Dusan VLAHOVIC

The full Yashin Trophy roster is:

  • Yassine BOUNOU
  • Alisson BECKER
  • Thibaut COURTOIS
  • Mike MAIGNAN
  • Edouard MENDY
  • Manuel NEUER
  • Jan OBLAK
  • Kevin TRAPP
  • Hugo LLORIS

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