Ballon d'Or: Who has been nominated for the France Football trophy so far, what other awards are there, and when will the winners be announced?

The Juventus attacker will face stiff competition as France Football announce the 30 nominees, ahead of the eventual unveiling at the end of the year.

Who has been nominated for the Ballon d'Or?

The nominees so far are:

  • Sergio Aguero (Argentina/ Manchester City)
  • Alisson (Brazil/ Liverpool)
  • Gareth Bale (Wales/Real Madrid)
  • Karim Benzema (France/Real Madrid)
  • Edinson Cavani (Uruguay/ Paris Saint-Germain)
  • Thibaut Courtois (Belgium/Real Madrid)
  • Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal/Juventus)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium/Manchester City)
  • Roberto Firmino (Brazil/Liverpool)
  • Diego Godin (Uruguay/Atletico Madrid)
  • Antoine Griezmann (France/Atletico Madrid)
  • Eden Hazard (Belgium/Chelsea)
  • Isco (Spain/Real Madrid)
  • Harry Kane (England/Tottenham)
  • N'Golo Kante (France/Chelsea)

What other awards are on offer?

For the first time ever, the Ballon d'Or awards are expanding to have a Women's version.

They will also have the inaugural Kopa Trophy, dedicated to the best player under 21-years-old.

The youth trophy is named after former France, Angers, Reims and Real Madrid legend Raymond Kopa, winning the Ballon d'Or in 1958.

When will the winners be announced?

The awards ceremony will be on Monday, December 3.

It is expected to be held in Paris.

The victor is decided by football journalists from 176 countries, one voter each.

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