Lionel Messi returns to Ballon d’Or nominees, four Argentina players nominated


Lionel Messi has returned to the Ballon d’Or nominees as four Argentine players have been nominated.

Messi is back in the list of names nominated for the Ballon d’Or after being left out last year. The record seven time winner is one of the favorites to win the trophy.

Argentina have four names in total with Lautaro Martínez, Julián Álvarez and Emiliano Martínez also being included. Here are the nominees for the 2023 Ballon d’Or award:

Lionel Messi
Lautaro Martínez
Julián Álvarez
Emiliano Martínez
Kevin De Bruyne
Josko Gvardiol
Andre Onana
Karim Benzema
Mohamed Salah
Jamal Musiala
Bukayo Saka
Bernardo Silva
󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Jude Bellingham
Randal Kolo Muani
Khvicha Kvaratskhelia
Nicolo Barella
Ruben Dias
Erling Haaland
Martin Odegaard
Ilkay Guendogan
Yassine Bounou
Vinicius Junior
Robert Lewandowski
Antoine Griezmann
Kim Min-jae
󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿Harry Kane
Luka Modric
Victor Osimhen
Kylian Mbappe


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  1. Out of all the years, how can Messi not win the Balon d’or? I’m not saying this as a Messi fan, but rather as a football fan. Haaland had an amazing year, I’m not taking anything away from him, but a 36 year-old Messi played an unbelievable World Cup. You can’t weigh the award on only 7 games, but Messi contributed in 62 goals across 53 matches, same as Haaland. The world Cup has to be considered. In the end it doesn’t matter , if he wins it’s “rigged”, if he loses I’m sure some will celebrate.

  2. From Gaston Edul:

    La formación probable de la Selección Argentina:
    Dibu Martínez; Molina, Romero, Otamendi, Tagliafico; De Paul, Enzo Fernández, Alexis Mac Allister; Messi, Julián o Lautaro y Di María.

    Same lineup in the WC final?

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