Ballon d'Or: Gareth Bale among first five nominees to be announced

Ballon d'Or: Gareth Bale among first five nominees to be announced

Ballon d'Or: Gareth Bale among first five nominees to be announced

The Ballon d'Or has been awarded by France Football every year since 1956, with former England worldwide Sir Stanley Matthews the first victor.

Ronaldo played a key role in Real's Champions League triumph last season and scored a World Cup hat-trick for Portugal against Spain.

However, Fifa ended its association with the award in September 2016.

The 25-year-old was part of France's World Cup winning team, scoring a goal in the final against Croatia.

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Specialist magazine France Football, which has awarded the prize since 1956, announced the 30 nominees for the calendar year trophy, among whom a victor will be chosen by a group of respected football journalists from around the world.

Eden Hazard gives Chelsea another player in the running after starring alongside De Bruyne at the World Cup, with England's Golden Boot victor Harry Kane also included.

Liverpool's Brazilian goalkeeper Alisson Becker, Frenchman Karim Benzema and Edinson Cavani completes the five-man list.

Also making the cut are Juve's Mario Mandzukic and Liverpool's Sadio Mane, while Barcelona are also represented by Croat defender Ivan Rakitic.

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"The best team in the world surely possesses the best player, right?"

And Coral have made him 2-5 to scoop this prize too, which commences in Paris on the 3 December.

Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Kylian Mbappe is playing like Cristiano Ronaldo during his time at Manchester United, according to France teammate Antoine Griezmann.

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