Ballon d'Or 2023: Organisers announce nominees for men's player of the year


The organisers of the Ballon d'Or have announced the full list of nominees for the Men's Player Of The Year award in 2023.

The list of players was announced on the official Twitter account of the body on Wednesday, September 6, 2023. Every stakeholder in the game always looks forward to the players who will be nominated for the most prestigious award.

Who are the favourites for the Men's Ballon d'Or 2023?

Former Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona player, Lionel Messi is the favourite to win the award for a record-extending eighth time after leading Argentina to World Cup glory in Qatar in December. The 36-year-old scored seven goals, including two in the final, and won the Golden Ball.

Manchester City's goal machine, Erling Haaland also stands a good chance at winning the award because of his fantastic form in the Premier League and the UEFA Champions League.
He scored 52 goals in all competitions to the Pep Guardiola-led side to win the treble for the first time in the club's history.

When is the Ballon d'Or award ceremony?

The Ballon d’Or 2023 ceremony will be held at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris on October 30.

Here is the full list of the nominees:

Josko Gvardiol
Andre Onana
Jamal Musiala
Mohamed Salah
Karim Benzema

Jude Bellingham
Bukayo Saka
Randal Kolo Muani
Bernardo Silva
Kevin De Bruyne

Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
Emiliano Martinez
Ruben Dias
Martin Odegaard
Ilkay Gundogan
Vinicius Jnr
Erling Haaland
Julian Alvarez
Yassine Bounou
Nicole Barella

Lionel Messi
Lautaro Martinez
Antoine Griezemann
Robert Lewandowski
Kim Min-Jae
Luka Modric
Kylian Mbappe
Victor Osimhen
Harry Kane