The shortlist for the 2016 Ballon d’Or has been announced. With FIFA ending its association with the award, French outlet France Football will now be naming the shortlist of 30 players who can be crowned the best player on the planet. On Monday it has begun to release the shortlist in two batches of five names being announced every two hours. Leicester City duo Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy capped off an incredible 2016 as the Premier League champions were named in the 30-man shortlist. Manchester City duo Sergio Aguero and Kevin De Bruyne were both include, as were Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba plus West Ham’s Dimitri Payet and Tottenham Hotspur’s Hugo Lloris also made
(Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi will resume their perennial battle to be crowned the world's best footballer after they headed the shortlist of 30 players for the 2016 Ballon d'Or announced on Monday. Barcelona's Argentine
One of the best young prospects in the history of United States football could be on his way to the world's best team in the near future. 18-year-old winger Christian Pulisic has been impressing over at Borussia Dortmund, and the American rising star is catching the eye of Barcelona scouts, according to reports in Spain. Pulisic is also being coached by Thomas Tuchel, one of the best tacticians on Earth who loves to develop young players, meaning that the young American could become a very good footballer in a few years. With three goals and four assists in nine appearances for Dortmund this season, the youngster is a seriously good prospect, and Barça are not the only one interested in him.