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Kylian Mbappé in the running for the Ballon d’Or!

The Paris Saint-Germain striker is among the 30 players named to win the 2021-2022 Ballon d’Or. His club teammate Nuno Mendes is in the running for the Kopa Trophy, and women’s team forwards Kadidiatou Diani and Marie-Antoinette Katoto for the Women’s Ballon d’Or.

Crowned French champion, best player, top scorer (28 goals) and best assistor (17 assists) in Ligue 1 and member of the standard team of the championship and the UEFA Champions League, Kylian Mbappé is therefore logically in the running to win another individual distinction after a season in which he was once again decisive, with a total of 39 goals and 21 assists in 46 official matches with Paris.

THE 30 PLAYERS NAMED FOR THE 2021-2022 BALLON D’OR:

Trent Alexander-Arnold (Angleterre – Liverpool/FRA)
Karim Benzema (France – Real Madrid/ESP)
João Cancelo (Portugal – Manchester City / ANG)
Casemiro (Brazil – Real Madrid/ESP)
Thibaut Courtois (Belgium – Real Madrid/ESP)
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium – Manchester City/ENG)
Luis Diaz (Colombia – Porto/POR, Liverpool/ANG today)
Fabinho (Brazil – Liverpool/FRA)
Phil Foden (Angleterre – Manchester City)
Erling Haaland (Norway – Borussia Dortmund/GER, Manchester City today)
Sébastien Haller (Ivory Coast – Ajax / PB, Borussia Dortmund / ALL today)
Harry Kane (Angleterre – Tottenham)
Joshua Kimmich (Germany – Bayern Munich/ALL)
Rafael Leao (Portugal – AC Milan/ITA)
Robert Lewandowski (Poland – Bayern Munich/GER, FC Barcelona/ESP today)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria – Manchester City/ENG)
Mike Maignan (France – AC Milan/ITA)
Sadio Mané (Senegal – Liverpool then Bayern Munich / ALL today)
Kylian Mbappé (France – Paris Saint-Germain/FRA)
Luka Modric (Croatie – Real Madrid/ESP)
Darwin Nunez (Uruguay – Benfica/POR, Liverpool today)
Christopher Nkunku (France – Leipzig/ALL)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal – Manchester United/ENG)
Antonio Rüdiger (Germany – Chelsea/ENG, Real Madrid/ESP today)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt – Liverpool/ENG)
Bernardo Silva (Portugal – Manchester City/ANG)
Heung-min Son (South Korea – Tottenham/ENG)
Vinicius Junior (Brazil – Real Madrid/ESP)
Virgil Van Dijk (PB – Liverpool/ANG)
Dusan Vlahovic (Serbia – Fiorentina/ITA puis Juventus/ITA)

Author of a very good first season in Rouge et Bleu with 37 games played in all competitions and also crowned French champion and member of the standard Ligue 1 team, Nuno Mendes is one of the nominees to win the Kopa Trophy, which rewards the best player under the age of 21 and which Mbappé had notably received in 2018.

THE 10 PLAYERS NAMED FOR THE 2021-2022 KOPA TROPHY:

Karim Adeyemi (Germany – Salzburg/AUT, Borussia Dortmund/GER today)
Jude Bellingham (Angleterre – Borussia Dortmund/ALL)
Eduardo Camavinga (France-Real Madrid/ESP)
Gavi (Spain – Barcelona/ESP)
Ryan Gravenberch (Netherlands – Ajax/PB, Bayern Munich/GER today)
Josko Gvardiol (Croatia – Leipzig/ALL)
Nuno Mendes (Portugal – Paris Saint-Germain/FRA)
Jamal Musiala (Allemagne – Bayern Munich / ALL)
Bukayo Saka (Angleterre – Arsenal/ANG)
Florian Wirtz (Germany – Bayer Leverkusen/ALL)

The Paris Saint-Germain women’s team is not to be outdone since its two attackers Kadidiatou Diani (13 goals in 24 official matches with Paris last season, member of the standard team of the UNFP Trophies and the D1 Trophies ) and Marie-Antoinette Katoto (32 goals in 32 official matches with Paris last season, top scorer in D1 with 18 goals, best player in the championship and member of the standard team at the UNFP Trophies then D1 and UEFA Women’s Champions League), vice-champions of France, winners of the Coupe de France and semi-finalists of the UEFA Women’s Champions League with the capital club and of the UEFA Women’s Euro England 2022 with the French team , are in the running to win the Women’s Ballon d’Or.

THE 20 PLAYERS NAMED FOR THE 2021-2022 WOMEN’S GOLDEN BALLOON:

Selma Bacha (France – Lyon/FRA)
Aitana Bonmati (Spain – Barcelona/ESP)
Millie Bright (England – Chelsea)
Lucy Bronze (England – Manchester City/ENG, Barcelona/ESP today)
Kadidiatou Diani (France – Paris Saint-Germain/FRA)
Christiane Endler (Chile – Lyon/FRA)
Ada Hegerberg (Norway – Lyon/FRA)
Marie-Antoinette Katoto (France – Paris Saint-Germain/FRA)
Sam Kerr (Australia – Chelsea/ENG)
Catarina Macario (USA – Lyon/FRA)
Beth Mead (Angleterre – Arsenal)
Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands – Arsenal)
Alex Morgan (USA – Orlando Pride/USA, San Diego Wave/USA today)
Lena Oberdorf (Allemagne – Wolfsbourg/ALL)
Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria – Barcelona/ESP)
Alexandra Popp (Germany – Wolfsburg/ALL)
Alexia Putellas (Spain – Barcelona/ESP)
Wendie Renard (France – Lyon/FRA)
Trinity Rodman (USA – Washington Spirit/USA)
Fridolina Rolfö (Suède – Barcelona/ESP)

The winners of each category will be announced on Monday, October 17 during the Ballon d’Or 2021-2022 ceremony at the Théâtre du Châtelet, in Paris.

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