Messi goes for his eighth Ballon d’Or: who are the other three Argentine nominees

Messi goes for his eighth Ballon d’Or: who are the other three Argentine nominees
September 6, 2023 – 18:24

Four Argentines are among the 30 players who will compete for the award for the best player in the world in the 2022/2023 season. The award will be delivered on October 30.

Four Argentines were among the 30 nominees to receive the Ballon d’Or that will reward the best player in the world in the 2022/2023 season. In addition to Lionel Messiwinner of the prize on seven previous occasions, the other Argentines who will compete for the recognition will be Emiliano “Dibu” Martínez, Julián Álvarez and Lautaro Martínez.

The Chatelet Theater in Paris will be the stage where the ceremony will take place next October 30. This will be the 18th nomination for Lionel Messi.

The captain of the “Scaloneta” is undoubtedly the main candidate to keep the award after the consecration in the World Cup in Qatar 2022where he was chosen figure of the match and scored goals in six of the seven matches that Argentina played. Messi has already won the Ballon d’Or in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019 and 2021.

The other big contenders for the award are the Norwegian striker for Manchester City, ering haalandgoalscorer and winner of the UEFA champions leagueand Kylian Mbappé. Although he didn’t go far in Europe’s top competition with PSG, Messi’s former teammate was unquestionably the figure of France in the World Cup and he was left with the Golden Boot for being the top scorer in the tournament.

On the Argentine side, the English Aston Villa goalkeeper Emiliano “Dibu” Martinezthe striker and captain of Inter Milan Lautaro Martínez and Manchester City attacker Julián Álvarez are the other nominees. Beyond the performance in their season at the club level, the conquest of the World Cup in Qatar has a great impact on the appearance of these three Argentines on the list.

Emiliano Martínez had a good season in the Premier League: conceded 39 goals in 37 games and managed to qualify for the current UEFA Europa League but, clearly, the transcendental performance of “Dibu” in the World Cup and FIFA’s The Best award for “Best goalkeeper in the world” are the reasons that led the man from Mar del Plata to take part in the ceremony.

Besides, will compete for the Yachine Trophy that recognizes the best goalkeeper of 2022/23. The other nominees in this category are the Belgian Thibaut Courtois from Real Madrid, the German Marc-André Ter Stegen from Barcelona, ​​the Englishman Aaron Ramsdale from Arsenal, the Croatian Dominik Livakovic from Fenerbache, the Moroccan Yassine Bounou from Sevilla, the French Mike Maignan from Milan, Cameroonian André Onana from Manchester United, Brazilian Ederson from Manchester City and Frenchman Brice Samba from Lens.

All the nominees for the Ballon d’Or 2022/2023

  • Lionel Messi (InterMiami)
  • Kylian M’bappé (Paris Saint Germain)
  • Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
  • Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa)
  • Julian Alvarez (Manchester City)
  • Lautaro Martinez (Inter de Milan)
  • Karim Benzema (Al-Ittihad)
  • André Onana (Manchester United)
  • Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)
  • Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
  • Josko Gvardiol (Manchester City)
  • Kevin DeBruyne (Manchester City)
  • Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
  • Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)
  • Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund)
  • Randal Kolo Muani (Paris Saint Germain)
  • Ruben Dias (Manchester City)
  • Nicolo Barella (Inter de Milan)
  • Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Napoli)
  • martin odegaard (Arsenal)
  • Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester City)
  • Vinicius Jr. (Real Madrid)
  • Yassine Bounou (Seville)
  • Rodri (Manchester City)
  • Antoine Griezman (Atletico Madrid)
  • robert lewandoski (Barcelona)
  • Kim Min Jae (Napoli)
  • Luka modric (Real Madrid)
  • Victor Osimhen (Napoli)
  • Harry Kane (Bayern Munich).

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