Ballon d'Or 2019 Nominees

Seven of our players were nominated for this year's Ballon d'Or. Robertson, Matip and Fabinho should have been nominated as well. Let me know what do you think of the list.

Virgil van Dijk, Alisson, Roberto Firmino, Georginio Wijnaldum, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Sadio Mane, Mohammed Salah (Liverpool)

Bernardo Silva, Sergio Aguero, Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne, Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)

Frenkie de Jong, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann (Barcelona)

Son Heung-min, Hugo Lloris (Tottenham)

Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard (Real Madrid)

Matthijs de Ligt, Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

Dusan Tadic, Donny van de Beek (Ajax)

Kylian Mbappe, Marquinhos (Paris St-Germain)

Joao Felix (Atletico Madrid)

Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli)

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal)

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)

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  • I didn't see several of the names on the list last season but I'd be surprised if anyone played better than Van Dijk.  The only PL player who might come near him was Bernardo Silva.

  • Sadly these things are simply between Ronaldo and Messi most of the times. It'd be refreshing to see one of our players pick it up. You'd think VVD especially has a chance.

  • I would genuinely like to know what Andy Robertson would have to do to get included in these lists. He has been arguably one of the best left backs in Europe for a while now but gets little recognition.

    • I can't see any full-backs except Trent on the list.  This is surprising as full-backs are so important in the modern game.  Maybe Robertson was omitted because Scotland are so poor but others on the list have not exactly excelled for their internationl teams.

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