A full list of the Ballon d'Or 2018 nominees from Cristiano Ronaldo to Antoine Griezmann and from Luke Modric to Lionel Messi.
During the day on October 8, 2018, France Football announced their 30 nominees for the 2018 Ballon d’Or will in five-player tranches, along with the 15 contenders for the Women’s Ballon d’Or and the 10 under-21 players who will opt for the inaugural Kopa Award.
The Kopa Award will be voted upon by the 33 surviving winners of the Ballon d’Or, among them Cristiano Ronaldo, Leo Messi, Zinedine Zidane, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Luis Figo and George Weah. The two Ballon d’Or Awards will be decided by an international jury of journalists, with AS editor Alfredo Relaño again casting Spain’s vote this year.
The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Paris on Monday December 3, with television coverage from 20:45 CET.
Ballon d’Or 2018 nominees
Sergio Agüero (Manchester City)
Alisson Becker (Roma/Liverpool)
Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Edinson Cavani (PSG)
Thibaut Courtois(Chelsea/Real Madrid)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid/Juventus)
Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
Diego Godín (Atlético)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea)
Francisco Alarcón 'Isco' (Real Madrid)
Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
N´Golo Kanté (Chelsea)
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur)
Mario Mandzukic (Juventus)
Sadio Mané (Liverpool)
Marcelo (Real Madrid)
Kylian Mbappé (PSG)
Ivan Rakitic (FC Barcelona)
Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona)
Raphaël Varane (Real Madrid)