Ronaldo, Bale,Griezmann, nominated for Ballon d'Or award.


France Football today released the first ten names of its 30man nominees for the 2016 Ballon D’or award. Real Madrid/Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Wales/Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale are among the ten nominees first released.
The voting board  For 'Ballon d'or 2016' is to consist only of international journalists, thus scrapping the delegations of international football team coaches and captains.
France Football magazine, who presided over the award from 1956 to 2009 is releasing the list of nominees in bunches of fives. The other eight names in the list includes;

Gianluigi Buffon(Juventus/Italy),
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City and Argentina)
,Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund and Gabon),
Gonzalo Higuain (Argentina/Juventus),
 Paulo Dybala (Juventus/ Argentina),
 Kevin De Bruyne (Man city/ Belgium),
 Antoinne Griezmann (Atletico Madrid/ France)
 and Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid/ Uruguay)

The date of the award ceremony for the 61st edition of the Ballon d'Or is yet to be officially announced.

In the last seven years, six of which were in partnership with FIFA, the Ballon d'Or podium has been dominated by Ronaldo (2013, '14) and FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi (2009, '10, '11, '12, '15)

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