A shortlist of 30 men and 20 women have been unveiled for the two main awards
Die 2021 Ballon d'Or awards return this month for the first time in two years as the best players in the world descend on the French capital.
The ceremony was cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, much to the disappointment of the very best in the sport.
But it is now back as we prepare to find out who will win the men’s and women’s Ballon d’Or for their performances over the last 12 maande.
Here is all you need to know ahead of the awards ceremony.
When will the Ballon d’Or 2021 take place?
The Ballon d’Or 2021 ceremony is set to take place on 29 November, 2021 at the Theatre du Chatelet in the French capital of Paris.
How can I watch the ceremony?
You will be able to watch the Ballon d’Or ceremony over on L’Equipe‘s YouTube channel.
Who is nominated for the men’s award?
Here is the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or:
- César Azpilicueta (Chelsea)
- Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan)
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
- Leonardo Bonucci (Juventus)
- Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester stad)
- Giorgio Chiellini (Juventus)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
- Ruben Dias (Manchester stad)
- Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain)
- Bruno Fernandes (Manchester United)
- Phil Foden (Manchester stad)
- 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 stad)
- 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 stad)
- Luis Suarez (Atletico Madrid)
Who is nominated for the women’s award?
Here is the 20-woman shortlist for the 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 stad)
- 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)