Monday, October 24, 2016
Goal runs through a selection of footballing superstars who are notable absentees from the Ballon d'Or 30-man shortlist revealed on Monday.
The players are among the 30 to be shortlisted for the prestigious award alongside the likes of Dimitri Payet, Jamie Vardy and Pepe.
The prestigious Ballon d'Or award will be handed out in January. So who makes up the full 30-man shortlist?
The prestigious Ballon d'Or award will be handed out in January. So who makes up the 30-man list this time around? Goal has the first 15 nominees right here.
The Manchester United striker has been selected in the 30-man shortlist, having been announced alongside Andres Iniesta, Koke, Toni Kroos and Robert Lewandowski.
The duo are joined by three others as the second set of five potential winners was released, with the first batch having been released earlier Monday.
The first five players to be up for the prestigious award have been revealed, with the rest to follow later in the day.
Friday, October 21, 2016
The Barcelona star believes public profile is more decisive than performances when it comes to the annual award, but accepted Lionel Messi had been a deserving winner
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
The midfielder angered Cristiano with some comments last month, but has now admitted his former Clasico adversary is the one to beat.
Monday, September 19, 2016
The Ballon d'Or will have a 30-man shortlist, with no announcement of three finalists before the presentation under Football France's rules.
Friday, September 16, 2016
This year's awards for the best players on the planet could be the last of its kind, with the two parties set to end their relationship, according to reports
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Jordi Alba has stressed Barcelona teammate Lionel Messi should win the Ballon d'Or ahead of Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.