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Alisson, Firmino, Mane and Salah nominated for 2018 Ballon d'Or

11 October 2018, 03:12 | Tracey Rhodes

Gareth Bale is one of the first nominees for the 2018 Ballon d'or

Gareth Bale is one of the first nominees for the 2018 Ballon d'or

Cristiano Ronaldo is in contention to retain the Ballon d'Or for the third successive year after being named on the 30-man shortlist.

A panel of journalists selects the Ballon d'Or victor which was first established in 1956 and will this year feature a women's award for the first time. Historically, the Ballon d'Or is the best of the best.

Cristiano Ronaldo headlines the latest batch of players to be announced as nominees for the 2018 Ballon d'Or by France football.

Courtois, who won FIFA's The Best Goalkeeper of the year, has been nominated for his brilliant season for Chelsea and Belgium at the World Cup.

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Then came Bale, who scored twice in the Champions League final - along with Real Madrid teammate and fellow scorer, Karim Benzema.

Wales forward Gareth Bale and England striker Harry Kane are among the nominees for the 2018 Ballon d'Or, BBC Sport reports.

Antoine Griezmann, a World Cup victor with France and Europa League champion at Atletico Madrid, is nominated alongside worldwide teammate and Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.

Roberto Firmino from Brazil, Liverpool and Diego Godin from Uruguay, Atletico Madrid. "He can play at any club in the world".

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The Spain global, who was named in the FIFA FIFPro World 11 last month, has not been included in the latest group of five nominees for France Football's individual prize.

For six years it combined with world football's governing body to become the Fifa Ballon d'Or.

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