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Ballon d'Or 2021 - Sportco analyzes the Top 5 Contenders for the Award!
Ballon d'Or 2021 – Sportco analyzes the Top 5 Contenders for the Award!

The Ballon D’Or 2021 nominees have been revealed!

For the record sixth time, Barcelona legend Lionel Messi was the last player to receive the award in 2019. Messi and his long-time rival Ronaldo have split 11 of the last 12 Ballons d’Or.

The Nominee list features some of the game’s biggest and best players, like Kylian Mbappé, Cristiano Ronaldo, and Lionel Messi, to name a few.

When is the 2021 Ballon d’Or winner announced?

The voting process begins now that the lists have been released.

To choose the winners, a panel of international journalists, national team coaches, and captains will be surveyed, with each voter being asked to pick their best five.

The renowned honors will be presented at a glamorous ceremony in Paris on November 29 after that procedure is completed.


Fifa Ballon D’or 2021 Nominees Women

The last winner Megan Rapinoe in 2019, is not among this years final candidates.

The women’s award has a total of 20 nominees, including Sam Kerr, Pernille Harder, and Vivianne Miedema. Mewis is the only American nominee. Alexia Putellas, who won this year’s UEFA Women’s Player of the Year award is also on the list

NamePositionClubNational Team
Stina BlacksteniusFWBK HackenSweden
Kadidiatou DianiFWPSGFrance
Christiane EndlerGKOlympique LyonChile
Magdalena ErikssonDFChelseaSweden
Jessie FlemingMFChelseaCanada
Pernille HarderFWChelseaDenmark
Jennifer HermosoFWFC BarcelonaSpain
Marie-Antoinette KatotoFWPSGFrance
Sam KerrFWChelseaAustralia
Fran KirbyFWChelseaEngland
Ashley LawrenceDFPSGCanada
Lieke MartensMFFC BarcelonaNetherlands
Samantha MewisMFNC CourageUSA
Vivianne MiedemaFWArsenalNetherlands
Sandra PanosGKFC BarcelonaSpain
Irene ParedesDFFC BarcelonaSpain
Alexia PutellasMFFC BarcelonaSpain
Wendie RenardDFOlympique LyonFrance
Christine SinclairFWPortland ThornsCanada
Ellen WhiteFWManchester CityEngland


Fifa Ballon D’or 2021 Nominees Men

There are 30 finalists in total, including many of the football big names you’d expect to see. Considering their significance in Chelsea’s UEFA Champions League victory, there has been a campaign in recent months for Chelsea midfielders Jorginho and N’Golo Kante to win the award. Jorginho also played a role in Italy’s Euro 2021 victory.

Take a look at the list:

NamePositionClubNational Team
Cesar AzpilicuetaDFChelseaSpain
Nicolo BarellaMFInter MilanItaly
Karim BenzemaFWReal MadridFrance
Leonardo BonucciDFJuventusItaly
Giorgio ChielliniDFJuventusItaly
Kevin De BruyneMFManchester CityBelgium
Ruben DiasDFManchester CityPortugal
Gianluigi DonnarummaGKPSGItaly
Bruno FernandesMFManchester UnitedPortugal
Phil FodenFWManchester CityEngland
Erling HaalandFWBorussia DortmundNorway
Harry KaneFWTottenham HotspurEngland
N’Golo KanteMFChelseaFrance
Simon KjaerDFAC MilanDenmark
Robert LewandowskiFWBayern MunichGermany
Romelu LukakuFWChelseaBelgium
Riyad MahrezFWManchester CityAlgeria
Lautaro MartinezFWInter MilanArgentina
Kylian MbappeFWPSGFrance
Lionel MessiFWPSGArgentina
Luka ModricMFReal MadridCroatia
Gerard MorenoFWVillarrealSpain
Mason MountMFChelseaEngland
PedriMFFC BarcelonaSpain
Cristiano RonaldoFWManchester UnitedPortugal
Mohamed SalahFWLiverpoolEgypt
Raheem SterlingFWManchester CityEngland
Luis SuarezFWAtletico MadridUruguay

Who do you think will win it?