The most prestigious individual prize in is up for grabs again when the Ballon d’Or 2022 ceremony takes place in Paris next week.
Some of the biggest stars in the game will gather in the French capital to see which player will get their hands on the iconic trophy.
The shortlist has been compiled by France , who have run and presented the award since 1956.
The Ballon d’Or is not the only trophy to be handed out at the glitzy ceremony with three other significant awards set to be presented in front of the star-studded crowd.
Here are the all important details ahead of this year’s Ballon d’Or.
When is the Ballon d’Or 2022 ceremony?
The Ballon d’Or ceremony will take place on Monday, October 17.
The venue will be the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, with the grand ceremony starting at 7.30pm BST.
How to watch the Ballon d’Or on TV and live stream
The Ballon d’Or will be shown live on L’Equipe’s and .
What is the Ballon d’Or shortlist?
Five time winner makes the 2022 shortlist.
have four nominees up for the award with Trent Alexander-Arnold, Luis Diaz, Fabinho and Virgil Van Dijk listed alongside.
champions Manchester City have the most players nominated with Riyad Mahrez, Kevin de Bruyne, Phil Foden, Erling Haaland, Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva all in contention.
Tottenham duo Harry Kane and Heung-min Son are the only other nominees from the Premier League.
winners Real Madrid have four players up for the award including Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr, who scored the winning goal in the final against Liverpool in Paris.
and have also been shortlisted in recognition of their stunning performances for Leipzig and AC Milan respectively.
Karim Benzema is the this year after scoring 44 goals in all competitions last season to help Real Madrid to a La Liga and Champions League double.
Seven time winner and 2021 victor Lionel Messi has not made the shortlist after an underwhelming first season with PSG.
Ballon d'Or 2022 shortlist
- Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
- Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
- Casemiro (Real Madrid)
- Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)
- Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)
- Luis Diaz (Porto, Liverpool)
- Fabinho (Liverpool)
- Phil Foden (Manchester City)
- Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund)
- Sebastien Haller (Ajax)
- Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
- Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
- Rafael Leao (Milan)
- Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich)
- Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
- Mike Maignan (Milan)
- Sadio Mane (Liverpool)
- Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)
- Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
- Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)
- Darwin Nunez (Benfica)
- Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus, Manchester United)
- Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea)
- Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
- Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
- Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur)
- Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool)
- Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)
- Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina, Juventus)
What other awards will be given out?
As well as the men’s Ballon d’Or, the Feminin Ballon d’Or winner will also be announced, with Lucy Bronze, Millie Bright and Beth Mead the three England representatives on the list.
The Kopa Trophy, given to the best U21 male player, will be given out at the ceremony in Paris.
of the greatest young talent in the world includes Arsenal star Bukayo Saka and Jude Bellingham.
The Yashin Trophy, awarded to the best male goalkeeper, will be presented in the French capital with Premier League keepers Alisson Becker, Ederson, Hugo Lloris and Edouard Mendy all up for the award.
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