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Messi and Neymar among candidates to win Ballon d’Ore

Argentina, which has not missed appointment since 2006, is not on the list of players who can receive recognition.

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Lionel Messi, A seven-time winner and winner of the award in the previous edition, he is not among the 30 nominees for the 2022 Ballon d’Or unveiled this Friday.

His Brazilian teammate at Paris Saint-Germain Neymar is also not among those selected in an edition, with Frenchman Karim Benzema appearing to be the favorite for his great 2021-2022 season with Real Madrid.

Ballon d’Or 2022Awarded by France Football Magazine, which will be distributed at a ceremony in Paris on 17 October.

Messi’s absence among the candidates is a great milestone, as the Argentine was among the Ballon d’Or candidates since 2006 and has been on the podium almost without interruption since 2007, with the exception of the 2018 edition.

‘Flea’ (35 years old), Like Neymar, He comes from a complicated 2021-2022 season with Parc Saint-Germain, in which the Argentine, who joined the French side from Barcelona last August, scored 11 goals in all competitions in mind.

Great PSG disappointment Last year, the elimination took place against Real Madrid in the 16th round of the Champions League.

Despite the fact that their 2021-2022 season was not dazzling either, the Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United), five-time Ballon d’Or winner, I know he is among the candidates.

Benzema has long been presented as the great favorite to win the coveted Gold Ball.

The French attacker was the legendary leader of Real Madrid in winning the Spanish League and European Champions League last year, and was also the top scorer in those tournaments with 27 and 15 goals respectively.

Benzema was one of the heroes of the European Super Cup on Wednesday, where he scored a goal in the over for a 2-0 win. Eintracht Frankfurt, Since that goal in Helsinki, he has scored 324 goals as a Real Madrid player, second only to Cristiano Ronaldo (451).

To his successes with Real Madrid, Benzema linked last October’s UEFA Nations League win with France.

Among the candidates for the women’s Ballon d’Or is Spanish Alexia Putelas (FC Barcelona), the winner of the previous edition.

One of the innovations this year at the Ballon d’Or is that it rewards the performance of the previous sporting season and not the performance of the calendar year.

This is a list of players who are candidates to win the 2022 Ballon d’Or:

Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid

Rafael Leo – AC Milan

Christopher Nkunku – Leipzigo

Mohamed Salah – Liverpool

Joshua Kimmich – Bayern Munich

Trent Alexander-Arnold – Liverpool

Vinicius Junior – Real Madrid

Bernardo Silva – Manchester City

Luis Daz – Liverpool

Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich / FC Barcelona

Riyad Mahrez – Manchester City

Casemiro – Real Madrid

Heung-Min Son – Tottenham

Fabinho – Liverpool

Karim Benzema – Real Madrid

Mike Megan – AC Milan

Harry Kane – Tottenham

Darwin Nez – Benfica/Liverpool

Phil Foden – Manchester City

Sadio Mann – Liverpool/Bayern Munich

Subtian Haller – Ajax/Borussia Dortmund

Luka Modric – Real Madrid

Antonio Rudiger – Chelsea/Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo – Manchester United

Kevin DeBruin – Manchester City

Dusan Vlahovic – Fiorentina/Juventus

Virgil van Dijk – Liverpool

Joao Cancillo – Manchester City

Kylian Mbapp – PSG

Erling Haaland – Borussia Dortmund/Manchester City

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Reference from www.elmundo.es

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