Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo nominated for FIFA Ballon d'Or award

Neymar, Messi, Ronaldo nominated for FIFA Ballon d'Or award

- The first five FIFA Ballon d'Or nominees include Neymar, Paolo Dybala and N'Golo Kante

- Thirty nominees will be revealed throughout today, Monday, October 9, by France Football Magazine

- The current holder and favourite to win it is Real Madrid and Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo

PSG star Neymar, Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala and Chelsea's N'Golo Kante have been announced as the first five nominees for the 2017 Ballon d'Or award.

Real Madrid full-back Marcelo and team-mate Luka Modric also feature as France Football releasing the full 30-man list in batches today, Monday, October 9.

Neymar, Kante, Dybala nominated for FIFA Ballon d'Or award

PSG star Neymar heads the first set of names released. Photo: L'Equipe

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The next set of nominees revealed are Luis Suarez of Barcelona, Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid, Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid, Liverpool's Coutinho, and Napoli attacker Dries Mertens.

The next of nominees revealed are: Kevin De Bruyne, Robert Lewandowski, David De Gea, Harry Kane, Edin Džeko.

The next 5 nominees are Antoine Griezmann, Toni Kroos, Gigi Buffon, Saido Mané, Radamel Falcao.

Lionel Messi, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Edison Cavani, Mats Hummels, Karim Benzema were the next set of nominees revealed.

Final nominees revealed are Cristiano Ronaldo, Eden Hazard, Leonardo Bonucci, Isco, Kylian Mbappé.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the current holder of the award and favorite to win his fifth title which will tie him with Lionel Messi for the most awards.

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The names were updated on the article as more announcements are made through the day.

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Source: Sports.naija.ng

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