Messi, Ronaldo on Ballon d'Or shortlist, reigning winner Modric misses out
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France Football unveiled the nominees for the sport's most prestigious individual award on Monday.

The French magazine rolled out the 30 finalists for the Ballon d'Or distinction in lists of five, with seven players from Champions League winners Liverpool making the cut alongside a slew of familiar names.

Luka Modric captured the honor last year to end Lionel Messi's and Cristiano Ronaldo's combined 10-year reign over the annual award. He played an influential role in winning the Champions League with Real Madrid before guiding Croatia to the World Cup finals in 2018.

Modric misses out on this season's shortlist, however, with Harry Kane, Paul Pogba, and Neymar also among the notable absentees.

View the final list of nominees below:

Player Club Country
Frenkie de Jong Barcelona Netherlands
Hugo Lloris Tottenham France
Dusan Tadic Ajax Serbia
Sergio Aguero Manchester City Argentina
Sadio Mane Liverpool Senegal
Donny van de Beek Ajax Netherlands
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal Gabon
Marc-Andre ter Stegen Barcelona Germany
Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool England
Kylian Mbappe Paris Saint-Germain France
Matthijs de Ligt Juventus Netherlands
Karim Benzema Real Madrid France
Georginio Wijnaldum Liverpool Netherlands
Alisson Liverpool Brazil
Cristiano Ronaldo Juventus Portugal
Heung-min Son Tottenham South Korea
Robert Lewandowski Bayern Munich Poland
Roberto Firmino Liverpool Brazil
Bernardo Silva Manchester City Portugal
Virgil van Dijk Liverpool Netherlands
Kevin De Bruyne Manchester City Belgium
Kalidou Koulibaly Napoli Senegal
Antoine Griezmann Barcelona France
Riyad Mahrez Manchester City Algeria
Lionel Messi Barcelona Argentina
Marquinhos Paris Saint-Germain Brazil
Raheem Sterling Manchester City England
Joao Felix Atletico Madrid Portugal
Eden Hazard Real Madrid Belgium
Mohamed Salah Liverpool Egypt

France Football also unveiled a 20-woman shortlist for the second Women's Ballon d'Or, with French side Lyon boasting six of the nominees:

Player Club Country
Nilla Fischer Wolfsburg Sweden
Amandine Henry Lyon France
Lucy Bronze Lyon England
Ellen White Manchester City England
Sam Kerr Chicago Red Stars Australia
Dzsenifer Marozsan Lyon Germany
Pernille Harper Wolfsburg Denmark
Sarah Bouhaddi Lyon France
Vivianne Miedema Arsenal Netherlands
Alex Morgan Orlando Pride United States
Sari van Veenendaal Atletico Madrid Netherlands
Wendie Renard Lyon France
Rose Lavelle Washington Spirit United States
Lieke Martens Barcelona Netherlands
Megan Rapinoe Reign FC United States
Kosovare Asslani CD Tacon Sweden
Sofia Jakobsson CD Tacon Sweden
Tobin Heath Portland Thorns United States
Ada Hegerberg Lyon Norway
Marta Orlando Pride Brazil

Hegerberg won the inaugural Women's Ballon d'Or last season.

The French outlet also revealed the second running of a young player award named after Les Bleus legend Raymond Kopa, and among the 10 nominees younger than 21, Dutch defender De Ligt stands out.

Player Club Country
Moise Kean Everton Italy
Samuel Chukwueze Villarreal Nigeria
Kang-in Lee Valencia South Korea
Jadon Sancho Borussia Dortmund England
Joao Felix Atletico Madrid Portugal
Kai Havertz Bayer Leverkusen Germany
Matteo Guendouzi Arsenal France
Andriy Lunin Real Vallodolid Ukraine
Vinicius Jr. Real Madrid Brazil
Matthijs de Ligt Juventus Netherlands

PSG star Mbappe captured the inaugural edition of the Kopa trophy.

Joining the trio of individual honors is the first edition of the Lev Yashin award for the best goalkeeper. Two shot-stoppers from each of Brazil, Germany, and Slovenia have been nominated.

Player Club Country
Ederson Manchester City Brazil
Andre Onana Ajax Cameroon
Wojciech Szczesny Juventus Poland
Manuel Neuer Bayern Munich Germany
Alisson Liverpool Brazil
Samir Handanovic Inter Slovenia
Hugo Lloris Tottenham France
Marc-Andre ter Stegen Barcelona Germany
Kepa Arrizabalaga Chelsea Spain
Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid Slovenia

The ceremony is scheduled to take place Dec. 2 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.

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