The Ballon d'Or Award is an annual football award for the best international player from the previous season. The award is voted by a panel of selected journalists from the top football playing countries. The mid-season presence of a World Cup has added a different dynamic to the voting.
This is the second year of the new voting period. The award has now aligned with the regular football season, while before 2022 it was judged based on the calendar year. As a result, the player performances at the 2022 Qatar World Cup will influence the 2023 Ballon d'Or award.
Below are the 30 nominees for the 2023 Award. A gala ceremony to announce the winners will be held on October 30 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has been omitted from the nominees list for the first time since 2003. One of the favorites to win is Argentinian Lionel Messi looking for a record eighth award. See who was predicted to win in 2023.
Men's nominees for Ballon d'Or 2023
- André Onana - Inter-Manchester United/Cameroon
- Josko Gvardiol - RB Lipsia-Manchester City/Croatia
- Karim Benzema - Real-Madrid-Al Ittihad
- Jamal Musiala - Bayern Munich/Germany
- Mohamed Salah - Liverpool/Egypt
- Jude Bellingham - Borussia Dortmund-Real Madrid/England
- Bukayo Saka - Arsenal/England
- Randal Kolo Muani - Eintracht Frankfurt-Paris Saint-Germain/France
- Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City/Belgium
- Bernardo Silva - Manchester City/Portugal
- Emiliano Martínez - Aston Villa/Argentina
- Khvicha Kvaratskhelia - Napoli/Georgia
- Rúben Dias - Manchester City/Portugal
- Nicolo Barella - Inter Milan/Italy
- Erling Haaland - Manchester City/Norway
- Yassine Bounou - Sevilla-Al Hilal/Morocco
- Martin Ødegaard - Arsenal/Norway
- Julián Álvarez - Manchester City/Argentina
- Ilkay Gündogan - Barcelona/Germany
- Vinícius Júnior - Real Madrid/Brazil
- Lionel Messi - Paris Saint-Germain-Inter Miami/Argentina
- Rodri - Manchester City/Spain
- Lautaro Martínez - Inter Milan/Argentina
- Antoine Griezmann - Atletico Madrid/France
- Robert Lewandowski - Barcelona/Poland
- Kylian Mbappé - Paris Saint-Germain/France
- Kim Min-jae - Napoli-Bayern Munich/South Korea
- Victor Osimhen - Napoli/Nigeria
- Luka Modric - Real Madrid/Croatia
- Harry Kane - Tottenham-Bayern Munich/England
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