Ballon d'Or

Ballon d'Or 2022 shortlist revealed

Sean Walsh
The nominations for the Ballon d'Or are upon us
The nominations for the Ballon d'Or are upon us / FRANCK FIFE/GettyImages
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The Ballon d'Or is back and for the first time, it is being judged on the course of a season rather than a calendar year - hooray for common sense!

With usual winners Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo unlikely to take home the gold again, we could see a new king crowned come the autumn.

France Football will stagger the nominations. Follow along below for live updates...



How to watch the Ballon d'Or 2022 on TV or live stream

Viewers will be able to watch the 2022 ceremony on L'Equipe's YouTube channel.


Ballon d'Or 2022 shortlist updates

Last updated: 19:38 (BST)

19:38 - Final nominees named; Lionel Messi not on shortlist

We have our final five nominees and even though there's a spot for Kylian Mbappe, there isn't one for either Lionel Messi or Neymar.

  • Dusan Vlahovic - Fiorentina/Juventus
  • Virgil van Dijk - Liverpool
  • Joao Cancelo - Manchester City
  • Kylian Mbappe - Paris Saint-Germain
  • Erling Haaland - Borussia Dortmund/Manchester City

19:28 - Penultimate batch of nominees revealed

Not long left to go now!

  • Sebastien Haller - Ajax/Borussia Dortmund
  • Luka Modric - Real Madrid
  • Antonio Rudiger - Chelsea/Real Madrid
  • Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United
  • Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City

19:19 - Fourth group of nominees unveiled

France Football have released their fourth group of nominees. These ones are bound to divide opinion.

  • Mike Maignan - AC Milan
  • Harry Kane - Tottenham Hotspur
  • Darwin Nunez - Benfica/Liverpool
  • Phil Foden - Manchester City
  • Sadio Mane - Liverpool/Bayern Munich

19:10 - More nominations revealed

We are now up to 15 nominees - here are the most recent five on the shortlist:

  • Riyad Mahrez - Manchester City
  • Casemiro - Real Madrid
  • Son Heung-min - Tottenham Hotspur
  • Fabinho - Liverpool
  • Karim Benzema - Real Madrid

18:57 - Second batch of nominees

Our second group of nominees are here!

  • Trent Alexander-Arnold - Liverpool
  • Vinicius Junior - Real Madrid
  • Bernardo Silva - Manchester City
  • Luis Diaz - Porto/Liverpool
  • Robert Lewandowski - Bayern Munich/Barcelona

18:49 - First five nominees

Our first nominees are in!

Here are the first five players who have made the 30-player shortlist...

  • Thibaut Courtois - Real Madrid
  • Rafael Leao - AC Milan
  • Christopher Nkunku - RB Leipzig
  • Mohamed Salah - Liverpool
  • Joshua Kimmich - Bayern Munich

18:35 - Other award shortlists

Still waiting for France Football to start releasing the list of Ballon d'Or nominations.

However, they have confirmed their 10-player shortlists for the Yachine Trophy and Kopa Trophy, as well as their 20-person shortlist for the Ballon d'Or Feminine.

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