The first 10 nominees for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award have been announced, with the full 30-man list to be unveiled through the day on Monday.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the big favourite to defend his crown – and match Lionel Messi’s five trophies.
 
Cristiano Ronaldo
The pair are expected to lead the running in 2017, although the likes of Neymar will hope to have a say.
Ballon d’Or 2017 shortlist so far
  • Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool)
  • Paulo Dybala (Juventus)
  • N’Golo Kante (Chelsea)
  • Marcelo (Real Madrid)
  • Dries Mertens (Napoli)
  • Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
  • Neymar (PSG)
  • Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid)
  • Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)
  • Luis Suarez (Barcelona)