The 30 Ballon d’Or nominees by club, position, nationality and age

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The 30-man shortlist for the 2017 Ballon d’Or award has been revealed – and Chelsea, Tottenham, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool are all represented.

In total there are seven Premier League players on the list, but La Liga leads the way with 11 nominations, while Serie A provides five, Ligue 1 contributes four and the Bundesliga three.

Real Madrid are the most represented club with seven players among the 30, while Neymar’s transfer means PSG have three compared to just a pair from Barcelona. Chelsea and Liverpool are the Premier League’s best represented clubs with a couple each.

Below, we have also looked at the most-represented nationalities, as well as the positions and ages of this year’s contenders.

Ballon d’Or nominees

Neymar (PSG), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Marcelo (Real Madrid), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid), Dries Mertens (Napoli), Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City), Harry Kane (Tottenham), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), David De Gea (Manchester United), Edin Dzeko (Roma), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Edinson Cavani (PSG), Radamel Falcao (Monaco), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Isco (Real Madrid), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Leonardo Bonucci (AC Milan).

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Nominees by club

Real Madrid (7) – Luka Modric, Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema, Toni Kroos, Isco

PSG (3) – Neymar, Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe

Barcelona (2) – Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi

Juventus (2) – Paulo Dybala, Gianluigi Buffon.

Chelsea (2) – N’Golo Kante, Eden Hazard

Liverpool (2) – Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane

Bayern Munich (2) – Robert Lewandowski, Mats Hummels

Atletico Madrid (2) – Jan Oblak, Antoine Griezmann

Napoli (1) – Dries Mertens

Manchester City (1) – Kevin de Bruyne

Tottenham (1) – Harry Kane

Manchester United (1) – David De Gea

Roma (1) – Edin Dzeko

Borussia Dortmund (1) – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Monaco (1) – Radamel Falcao

AC Milan (1) – Leonardo Bonucci

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Nominees by nationality

France (4): N’Golo Kante, Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe

Belgium (3): Dries Mertens, Kevin De Bruyne, Eden Hazard

Brazil (3): Neymar, Marcelo, Philippe Coutinho

Spain (3): Sergio Ramos, David De Gea, Isco

Argentina (2): Pablo Dybala, Lionel Messi

Uruguay (2): Luis Suarez, Edinson Cavani

Italy (2): Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci

Germany (2): Mats Hummels, Toni Kroos

Croatia (1): Luka Modric

Solvenia (1): Jan Oblak

Poland (1): Robert Lewandowski

England (1): Harry Kane

Bosnia (1): Edin Dzeko

Portugal (1): Cristiano Ronaldo

Gabon (1): Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Colombia (1): Radamel Falcao

Senegal (1): Sadio Mane

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Nominees by position

Centre forwards (13): Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Paulo Dybala, Edin Dzeko, Robert Lewandowski, Harry Kane, Dries Mertens, Cristiano Ronaldo, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Karim Benzema, Edinson Cavani, Radamel Falcao, Kylian Mbappe

Attacking midfielders/wingers (8): Kevin de Bruyne, Luka Modric, Neymar, Antoine Griezmann, Sadio Mane, Isco, Eden Hazard, Philippe Coutinho

Defenders (4): Sergio Ramos, Mats Hummels, Leonardo Bonucci, Marcelo

Goalkeepers (3): David De Gea, Jan Oblak, Gianluigi Buffon

Central midfielders (2): N’Golo Kante, Toni Kroos


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Nominees by age

18 (1) – Kylian Mbappe

23 (1) – Paulo Dybala

24 (2) Jan Oblak, Harry Kane

25 (4) – Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Sadio Mane, Isco

26 (5) – N’Golo Kante, Kevin De Bruyne, David De Gea, Antoine Griezmann, Eden Hazard

27 (1)  Toni Kroos

28 (2)- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Mats Hummels

29 (3) – Marcelo, Robert Lewandowski, Karim Benzema

30 (5) – Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez, Dries Mertens, Edinson Cavani, Leonardo Bonucci.

31 (3) Sergio Ramos, Edin Dzeko, Radamel Falcao

32 (2) Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo

39 (1) – Gianluigi Buffon


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