Liverpool’s Egyptian star Mohamed Salah among 2019 Ballon d’Or nominees

Egypt and Liverpool star Mohamed Salah was named on the 30-player shortlist for the 2019 Ballon d’Or award, announced on Monday, for the second consecutive time.

The Ballon d’Or is one of the respected individual awards in the world of football and is offered by the French weekly magazine France Football every year.

Salah finished sixth place in last year’s edition of the Ballon d’Or following his dazzling performance with Liverpool and the Pharaohs.

Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Luca Modric won last year’s edition, while Juventus and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo, and the World Champion with France and Barcelona winger Antoine Greizmann, came in second and third, respectively.

The nominees:

Mohamed Salah (Liverpool/Egypt)

Sadio Mane (Liverpool/Senegal)

Hugo Lloris (Tottenham/France)

Dusan Tadic (Ajax/Serbia)

Frenkie De Jong (Barcelona/Netherlands)

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City/Argentina)

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool/England)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal/Gabon)

Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain/France)

Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona/Germany)

Donny van de Beek (Ajax/Netherlands)

Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/Portugal)

Alisson Becker (Liverpool/Brazil)

Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus/Netherlands)

Karim Benzema (Real Madrid/France)

Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool/Netherlands)

Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool/Netherlands)

Bernardo Silva (Manchester City/Portugal)

Heung-min Son (Tottenham/South Korea)

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich/Poland)

Roberto Firmino (Liverpool/Brazil)

Lionel Messi (Barcelona/Argentina)

Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City/Algeria)

Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City/Belgium)

Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli/Senegal)

Antoine Griezzmann (Barcelona/France)

Eden Hazard (Real Madrid/Belgium)

Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain/Brazil)

Raheem Sterling (Manchester City/England)

Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid/Portugal)

Source: Ahram Online

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