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Ballon d'Or award: Five Premier League players on shortlist but Luis Suarez omitted

 

 
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Luis Suarez: Left off the Ballon d'Or shortlist

 

Five Premier League players have been named on the 23-man shortlist for the prestigious FIFA Ballon d’Or award.

 

Current league-leaders Chelsea have a strong presence among the names, with Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois joining Diego Costa and Eden Hazard on the list.

Manchester United winger Angel di Maria and Manchester City’s Yaya Toure have also been nominated.

 

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Di Maria and Hazard: Two of the Premier League players on the shortlist

 

Lionel Messi, whose four Ballon d’Or trophies makes him the most-awarded player in history, represents Barcelona along with Neymar Junior, Javier Mascherano and Andres Iniesta - but Luis Suarez is left off the list, despite being awarded the Golden Shoe last week.

Two-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo, who won last year's award and is earmarked as the favourite again, leads six Real Madrid players among the choices - the most of any team - along with Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos, Sergio Ramos and James Rodriguez.

 

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Lionel Messi: Has won the most Ballon d'Or awards

 

There are six German players, with Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Mario Gotze joining Kroos.

The list is completed by Paris Saint-Germain and Sweden striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba, and Netherlands and Bayern Munich winger Arjen Robben.

Meanwhile, three Premier League managers have been shortlisted for FIFA’s Coach of the Year including Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, Manchester United’s new manager Louis van Gaal and title-winning Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini.

Carlo Ancelotti, who lifted the 2013-14 UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid, is in a strong position but faces competition from La Liga-winning boss Diego Simeone of rivals Atletico.

 

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Ronaldo: Winner of the award in 2013

 

Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola clinched the Bundesliga in record time earlier this year and is also on the list along with Italy boss Antonio Conte, who won Serie A with Juventus before taking over the national team following the World Cup.

World Cup winning coach Joachim Low makes the list, along with Argentina boss Alejandro Sabella and USA head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.

 

Ballon d’Or nominations: Gareth Bale, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Lionel Messi, Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard, Diego Costa, Angel di Maria, Yaya Toure, Mario Gotze, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andres Iniesta, Toni Kroos, Philipp Lahm, Javier Mascherano, Thomas Muller, Manuel Neuer, Neymar, Paul Pogba, Sergio Ramos, Arjen Robben, James Rodriguez, Bastian Schweinsteiger

 

Coach of the Year nomination: Jose Mourinho, Louis van Gaal, Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte, Pep Guardiola, Jurgen Klinsmann, Joachim Low, Manuel Pellegrini, Alejandro Sabella, Diego Simeone

 

 

 

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Some d*ckhead award

Why is Yaya Toure always there(The token African or what)

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Mourinho must have some BFF's on that committee  

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Bale

Cristiano

Costa

Di Maria

Muller

Neuer

Robben

Schweni

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Ancelotti

Low

Simeone

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Mourinho must have some BFF's on that committee

Him

Iniesta

Klopp

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these man are lazy, just recycle the same list from last year + add whoever had a good year last season

 

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Hope Simeone gets the coach one, couldn't be mad at King Carlo if he gets it.

 

f*ck Low though

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Ronaldo

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No Suarez pmsl

Prem.gets no respect

Guys like James rodriguez mascherano and pogba have no business being on that list

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Shout out to the likes of

Godin

Koke

Arda

Modric

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Suarez ain't on there cause of his behaviour.

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Some d*ckhead award

Why is Yaya Toure always there(The token African or what)

He does deserve it tho, carried city to the league

Good list imo

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Suarez ain't on there cause of his behaviour.

 

Yet Zidane featured in 2006

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Some d*ckhead award

Why is Yaya Toure always there(The token African or what)

He does deserve it tho, carried city to the league

Good list imo

Thats why there is PFA and Football writers award

Cannot be putting guys like Toure e Hazard on Ballon D'or list

Guys who do nothing outside the league

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Champions league

World Cup

La liga

Premier league

Bundesliga

Europa league

Think those are the top competitions in that order, so if you do stuff in any of those you should be considered

Not like Ligue1 or serie a that hold no weight

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Your domestic + Europe

Your domestic + International

Your domestic + Europe + International=Winner

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Sneijder did all that in 2010 but he didn't win

So, no

It's a popularity contest. Cr7 will win

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Did what?

He was very good at domestic and European level

Was air on the international level(don't let numbers fool you)

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No Modric is when I officially stopped caring about this year's in which Cristiano has already won anyway.

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Congrats to cr7 in advance

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Ribery tbh

 

suarez should be mentioned more though

 

Suarez will be in the top 3 next year.

 

:lol:

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Why do they make the shortlist 23 players?

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