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Full List of  2022 Ballon d’Or Nominees, Lionel Messi Left Out
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Full List of 2022 Ballon d’Or Nominees, Lionel Messi Left Out

A 30-man list of nominees for the 2022 Ballon d’Or award has been announced. Seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, Lionel Messi, was left off the list for this year’s coveted football award. Messi, who won the title last year, had been an ever-present amongst the nominations since 2006 and a regular feature in the top three since 2007 with the exception of 2018. The nominees for this year’s Ballon d’Or are listed below: Thibaut Courtois (BEL, Real Madrid) Rafael Leao (POR, AC Milan) Mohamed Salah (EGY, Liverpool) Joshua Kimmich (GER, Bayern Munich) Christopher Nkunku (FRA, RB Leipzig) Trent Alexander-Arnold (ANG, Liverpool) Robert Lewandowski (POL, Bayern Munich then FC Barcelona) Bernardo Silva (POR, Manchester City) Vinicius Junior (BRE, Real Madrid) Luis Diaz (COL, FC Porto the...