France Football has announced the list of 30 candidates for the 2023 Golden Ball, which will be awarded on October 30th. There is the 2022 winner Karim Benzema, as well as Leo Messi, Haaland, Mbappe and Griezmann.
And again the players who dragged Napoli to the Scudetto Kim Min-jae, now at Bayern, Victor Osimhen, Khvicha Kvaratskheliaand the Inter fans Barella (only Italian), Lautaro Martinez and Onana (now at United).
Below are all the candidates: Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi, Rodri, Lautaro Martinez, Robert Lewandowski, Kim Min-jae, Luka Modric, Kylian Mbappè, Victor Osimhen, Harry Kane, Josko Gvardiol, Jamal Musiala, Andrè Onana, Mohamed Salah, Bukayo Saka, Kevin De Bruyne, Jude Bellingham, Randal Kolo Muani, Bernardo Silva, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Nicolò Barella, Emiliano Martinez, Ruben Dias, Erling Haaland, Martin Odegaard, Ilkay Gundogan, Yassine Bounou, Julian Alvarez, Vinicius Junior.
The list of candidates for the women’s Ballon d’Or has also been made officialwith six Spanish players: Aitana Bonmati (Spain), Millie Bright (England), Linda Caicedo (Colombia), Olga Carmona (Spain), Rachel Daly (England), Debinha (Brazil), Kadidiatou Diani (France), Mary Earps (England), Patricia Guijarro (Spain), Yui Hasegawa (Japan), Amanda Ilestedt (Sweden), Sam Kerr (Australia), Mapi Leon (Spain), Katie McCabe (Ireland), Hinata Miyazawa (Japan), Lena Oberdorf (Germany) ), Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria), Ewa Pajor (Poland), Salma Paralluelo (Spain), Alexandra Popp (Germany), Hayley Raso (Australia), Alba Redondo (Spain), Guro Reiten (Norway), Wendie Renard (France), Fridolina Rolfo (Sweden), Jill Roord (Netherlands), Khadija Shaw (Jamaica), Sophia Smith (United States), Georgia Stanway (England), Daphne Van Domselaar (Netherlands).
Finally, these are the candidates for the Yashin trophy which will reward the best goalkeeper: Mika Maignan, Yassine Bounou, Andrè Onana, Ederson, Brice Samba, Emiliano Martinez, Thibaut Courtois, Aaron Ramsdale, Dominki Livakovic, Marc-Andrè Ter Stegen. Finally, the candidates for the Kopa trophy for the best under-21 player of last season: Jude Bellingham, Gavi, Jamal Musiala, Eduardo Camavinga, Pedri, Xavi Simons, Alejandro Balde, Antonio Silva, Rasmus Hojlund, Elye Wahi.