The French newspaper “France Football” announced the names of all the candidates for the top individual award in world football.
Until recently, the main favorite for the “Golden ball” was considered to be the last winner Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Portuguese participation in high-profile sex scandal has seriously affected his position. The bookies are the main contender for the award was the midfielder “real” Luka Modric, who last season won the Champions League and world Cup with Croatia reached the final.
Previously, Modric received the FIFA award “The Best” and was recognized as the best player of the season in the Champions League by UEFA.
All applicants for the “Golden ball”:
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool/Roma, Brazil), Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid/Chelsea And Belgium), Hugo Lloris (“Tottenham”, France), Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid, Slovenia).
Defenders: Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid, Uruguay), Marcelo (Real Madrid, Brazil), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid, Spain), Raphael Varane (Real Madrid, France).
Midfielders: Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester city, Belgium), Eden hazard (Chelsea, Belgium), ISCO (real Madrid, Spain), Ngolo Kant (Chelsea FC, France), Luka Modric (real Madrid, Croatia), Paul Pogba (“Manchester United”, France), Ivan rakitić (Barcelona, Croatia).
Forwards: Sergio Aguero (Manchester city, Argentina), Gareth bale (real Madrid, Wales), Karim Benzema (real Madrid, France), Edinson Cavani (PSG, Uruguay), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus/real Madrid, Portugal), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool, Brazil), Antoine Griezmann (club atlético de Madrid, France), Harry Kane (Tottenham, England), Mario Mandzukic (Juventus, Croatia), Sadio mane (Liverpool, Senegal), Kilian Mbappe (Paris, France), Lionel Messi (Barcelona, Argentina), Neymar (PSG, Brazil), Mohammed Salah (“Liverpool”, Egypt), Luis suárez (Barcelona, Uruguay).
The name of the owner of “Golden ball” will be named on December 3.
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