Mohamed Salah has been named on the 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist for 2023, with the Liverpool winger nominated for the fifth time in a row.
Wednesday night time noticed the nominees for the 2023 Ballon d’Or award introduced, with Salah the one Liverpool participant on the record.
The 31-year-old has been up for the award yearly since his change to Anfield in 2018, which makes him one among solely 4 gamers to have carried out so in that point.
Karim Benzema, Kevin De Bruyne and Kylian Mbappe are the one others to have been nominated for the final 5 Ballon d’Ors.
Lionel Messi, who has gained the award extra occasions than every other participant with seven, was not on the 2022 shortlist, whereas Cristiano Ronaldo is omitted this day trip.
Remarkably, although, Salah has by no means positioned among the many prime three when the Ballon d’Or has been awarded, coming sixth in 2018, fifth in 2019, seventh in 2021 and fifth in 2022.
The 2020 iteration of the awards was cancelled as a result of COVID-19 pandemic’s influence on the soccer calendar.
The closest any Liverpool participant has come to successful the Ballon d’Or over the previous 5 awards is second, with Virgil van Dijk (2019) and Sadio Mane (2022) each runners up.
Neither Van Dijk nor Mane are nominated for this 12 months’s award, which shall be introduced at a ceremony on October 30.
In the meantime, Alisson has been missed as one among 10 nominees for the Yashin Trophy, regardless of an impressive particular person 12 months.
Ballon d’Or nominees 2023
Andre Onana – Manchester United/Cameroon
Josko Gvardiol – Manchester Metropolis/Croatia
Karim Benzema – Al Ittihad
Jamal Musiala – Bayern Munich/Germany
Mohamed Salah – Liverpool/Egypt
Jude Bellingham – Actual Madrid/England
Bukayo Saka – Arsenal/England
Randal Kolo Muani – Paris Saint-Germain/France
Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester Metropolis/Belgium
Bernardo Silva – Manchester Metropolis/Portugal
Emiliano Martinez – Aston Villa/Argentina
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia – Napoli/Georgia
Rúben Dias – Manchester Metropolis/Portugal
Nicolo Barella – Inter Milan/Italy
Erling Haaland – Manchester Metropolis/Norway
Yassine Bounou – Al Hilal/Morocco
Martin Odegaard – Arsenal/Norway
Julian Alvarez – Manchester Metropolis/Argentina
Ilkay Gundogan – Barcelona/Germany
Vinicius Junior – Actual Madrid/Brazil
Lionel Messi – Inter Miami/Argentina
Rodri – Manchester Metropolis/Spain
Lautaro Martinez – Inter Milan/Argentina
Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid/France
Robert Lewandowski – Barcelona/Poland
Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint-Germain/France
Kim Min-jae – Napoli/South Korea
Victor Osimhen – Napoli/Nigeria
Luka Modric – Actual Madrid/Croatia
Harry Kane – Bayern Munich/England