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Ballon d’or 2021 live – lionel messi in battle with robert lewandowski

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TOPSHOT - The Ballon d'Or trophy is displayed during a press conference to present the new Ballon d'Or trophy, on the outskirts of Paris, on September 19, 2019. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty Images)

STARS ARRIVING
Players, managers and representatives of some of Europe’s biggest clubs are arriving in Paris for the ceremony. Simon Kjaer has just spoken to the press on the red carpet!
The trophies are also on their way to the venue from France Football’s offices!

CROWDS GATHERING

The anticipation is building ahead of the ceremony where the winner of the 2021 Ballon d’Or will be announced. This is the scene in Paris right now!

Ranked at the 11st place for the 2021 Erling Haaland

Ranked at the 12th place for the 2021 Romelu Lukaku

Ranked at the 13th place for the 2021 Giorgio Chiellini

Ranked at the 15th place is Raheem Sterling

Luis Suarez is ranked in 17th place in the Ballon d’Or voting. The striker was an important figure for Atletico Madrid as they won the La Liga title in Spain for the first time since 2014.

Denmark and AC Milan defender Simon Kjaer has finished 18th in the voting. He enjoyed a very successful year as Denmark made the semi-finals of Euro 2020, but was also instrumental in the response to Christian Eriksen’s shock collapse against Finland.

WHO IS NOMINATED FOR THE MEN’S 2021 BALLON D’OR?

  • Cesar Azpilicueta (Chelsea),
  • Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan),
  • Karim Benzema (Real Madrid),
  • Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus),
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City),
  • Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus),
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United),
  • Ruben Dias (Manchester City),
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint-Germain),
  • Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United),
  • Phil Foden (Manchester City),
  • Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund),
  • Jorginho (Chelsea),
  • Harry Kane (Tottenham),
  • N’Golo Kante (Chelsea),
  • Simon Kjaer (AC Milan),
  • Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich),
  • Romelu Lukaku (Chelsea),
  • Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City),
  • Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan),
  • Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain),
  • Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain),
  • Luka Modric (Real Madrid),
  • Gerard Moreno (Villarreal),
  • Mason Mount (Chelsea),
  • Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain),
  • Pedri (Barcelona),
  • Mohamed Salah (Liverpool),
  • Raheem Sterling (Manchester City),
  • Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)
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WHO IS NOMINATED FOR THE WOMEN’S 2021 BALLON D’OR?

  • Kadidiatou Diani (PSG),
  • Fran Kirby (Chelsea),
  • Jennifer Hermoso (Barcelona),
  • Christiane Endler (Lyon),
  • Christine Sinclair (Thorns FC),
  • Ashley Lawrence (PSG),
  • Irene Paredes (PSG, Barcelona),
  • Jessie Fleming (Chelsea),
  • Lieke Martens (Barcelona),
  • Sandra Panos (Barcelona),
  • Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal),
  • Ellen White (Manchester City),
  • Pernille Harder (Chelsea),
  • Sam Mewis (North Carolina Courage),
  • Wendie Renard (Lyon),
  • Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG),
  • Stina Blackstenius (Hacken),
  • Magdalena Eriksson (Chelsea),
  • Sam Kerr (Chelsea),
  • Alexia Putellas (Barcelona)

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