Final 15 Ballon d'Or nominees revealed

English Premier League

READ: Ballon d'Or nominees list updated 

The French publication started releasing five names at a time on Monday morning, with the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, Kevin de Bruyne and Sergio aguero included in the earlier nominations.

Real Madrid had four players final 15 nominations, namely; Marcelo, Sergio Ramos, Luka Modric and Raphael Varane.

Liverpool star African duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane were also included after their impressive form in the Reds run to the UEFA Champions League final.

Ronaldo will be looking to win the accolade he collected last year, following his exploits for Real Madrid and Portugal.

The Ballon d'Or ceremony will only take place on 03 December in Paris.

Final 15 nominees:

1.Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur)

2. Mario Mandzukic (Juventus)

3. Sadio Mane (Liverpool)

4. Marcelo (Real Madrid)

5. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)

6. Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)

7. Luka Modric (Real Madrid)

8. Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain)

9. Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)

10. Paul Pogba (Manchester United)

11. Ivan Rakitic (FC Barcelona)

12. Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

13. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

14. Luis Suarez (FC Barcelona)

15. Raphael Varane (Real Madrid)