The official 30-man shortlist for this year’s Men Ballon D’Or award has been released by the organizers, France Football, on Friday.
It is dominated by the Premier League, with 14 of the players plying their trade in England’s topflight.
There are five players from Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s LaLiga, while France has four players.
Lionel Messi remains the favourite to win the prize on November 29.
The 34-year-old scored 38 goals in 47 games last season, helping guide Barcelona to the Copa del Rey before winning the Copa America with his country this summer.
Kevin de Bruyne