Ballon d’Or 2023 Nominees: A Look at the Contenders in Each Category

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Ballon d'Or 2023 Nominees: A Look at the Contenders in Each Category

The football world is anticipating the prestigious Ballon d’Or awards for 2023. On Wednesday, September 6, 2023, France Football unveiled its 30-player shortlist, featuring the best talents in men’s and women’s football, along with rising stars and exceptional goalkeepers.

2023 World Cup winner Lionel Messi, alongside Erling Haaland, Mohamed Salah, and Kevin De Bruyne, are among the nominees for the award, which will be presented to the winner in Paris on October 30.

The Women’s shortlist also features talents like England’s Millie Bright, Rachel Daly, Mary Earps, and Georgia Stanway.

Spanish and Barcelona midfielder Aitana Bonmati, who was recently named the Uefa Women’s Player of the Year, is also included.

SportPremi takes a look at the nominees in each category.

Complete List Of 2023 Men’s Ballon d’Or Nominees

  • Josko Gvardiol (Croatia, Manchester City)
  • Mohamed Salah (Egypt, LiverPool)
  • Jamal Musiala (Germany, Bayern Munich)
  • Karim Benzema (France, Al-Ittihad)
  • Andre Onana (Cameroon, Manchester United)
  • Julian Alvarez (Argentina, Manchester City)
  • Yassine Bounou (Morocco, Al Hilal)
  • Vinicius Jr (Brazil, Real Madrid)
  • Ilkay Gundogan (Germany, Barcelona)
  • Martin Odegaard (Norway, Arsenal)
  • Erling Haaland (Norway, Manchester City)
  • Nicolo Barella (Italy, Inter Milan)
  • Ruben Dias (Portugal, Manchester City)
  • Emiliano Martinez (Argentina, Aston Villa)
  • Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Georgia, Napoli)
  • Bernardo Silva (Portugal, Manchester City)
  • Randal Kolo Muani (France, PSG)
  • Jude Bellingham (England, Real Madrid)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium, Manchester City)
  • Bukayo Saka (England, Arsenal)
  • Lionel Messi (Argentina, Inter Miami)
  • Rodrigo Hernández (Spain, Manchester City)
  • Lautaro Martinez (Argentina, Inter Milan)
  • Antoine Griezmann (France, Atletico Madrid)
  • Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Barcelona)
  • Kim Min-jae (South Korea, Bayern Munich)
  • Luka Modric (Croatia, Real Madrid)
  • Kylian Mbappe (France, PSG)
  • Victor Osimhen (Nigeria, Napoli)
  • Harry Kane (England, Bayern Munich)

Complete List Of 2023 Women’s Ballon d’Or Nominees

  • Georgia Stanway (England, Bayern Munich)
  • Kadidiatou Diani (France, Lyon)
  • Linda Caicedo (Colombia, Real Madrid)
  • Amanda Ilestedt (Sweden, Arsenal)
  • Hayley Raso (Australia, Real Madrid)
  • Sophia Smith (USA, Portland Thorns)
  • Salma Paralluelo (Spain, Barcelona)
  • Millie Bright (England, Chelsea)
  • Hinata Miyazawa (Japan, Manchester United)
  • Lena Oberdorf (Germany, Wolfsburg)
  • Daphne van Domselaar (Netherlands, Aston Villa)
  • Rachel Daly (England, Aston Villa)
  • Olga Carmona (Spain, Real Madrid)
  • Fridolina Rolfo (Sweden, Barcelona)
  • Alba Redondo (Spain, Levante)
  • Guroo Reiten (Norway, Chelsea)
  • Sam Kerr (Australia, Chelsea)
  • Debinha (Brazil, Kansas City Current)
  • Ewa Pajor (Poland, Wolfsburg)
  • Patricia Guijarro (Spain, Barcelona)
  • Yui Hasegawa (Japan, Manchester City)
  • Alexandra Popp (Germany, Wolfsburg)
  • Aitana Bonmati (Spain, Barcelona)
  • Katie McCabe (Ireland, Arsenal)
  • Jill Roord (Netherlands, Manchester City)
  • Khadija Shaw (Jamaica, Manchester City)
  • Mapi Leon (Spain, Barcelona)
  • Wendie Renard (France, Lyon)
  • Mary Earps (England, Manchester City)
  • Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria, Barcelona)

Complete List Of 2023 Yachine Trophy Nominees (Best Goalkeeper)

The Yachine Trophy recognizes the top goalkeepers in the game.

Here are the nominees for 2023:

  • Yassine Bounou (Morocco, Al-Hilal)
  • Thibaut Courtois (Belgium, Real Madrid)
  • Mike Maignan (France, AC Milan)
  • Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Germany, Barcelona)
  • Ederson (Brazil, Manchester City)
  • Emiliano Martinez (Argentina, Aston Villa)
  • Andre Onana (Cameroon, Manchester United)
  • Aaron Ramsdale (England, Arsenal)
  • Dominik Livakovic (Croatia, Fenerbahce)
  • Brice Samba (France, Lens)

Complete List Of 2023 Kopa Trophy Nominees (Best Young Player)

The Kopa Award celebrates the brightest young talents in football who are under the age of 21.

Here are the nominees for 2023:

  • Jude Bellingham (England, Real Madrid
  • Rasmus Hojlund (Denmark, Manchester United)
  • Alejandro Balde (Spain, Barcelona)
  • Gavi (Spain, Barcelona)
  • Jamal Musiala (Germany, Bayern Munich)
  • Eduardo Camavinga (France, Real Madrid)
  • Pedri (Spain, Barcelona)
  • Xavi Simons (Netherlands, RB Leipzig)
  • Antonio Silva (Portugal, Benfica)
  • Elye Wahi (France, Lens)
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