THE ULTIMATE XI FROM THE BALLON d’OR NOMINEES
The catalogue of the 30 players nominated for the prestigious Ballon d’Or award has been released and since then it’s the most talked about topic on the internet. Like every other year, this year as well La Liga demonstrated its supremacy over other leagues by boasting 13 players that are nominated for the award. Real Madrid has the most number of players nominated with 6, Barcelona with 4 and Atletico Madrid with 3 players making it into top 30.
EPL isn’t far behind. 8 players from EPL made it into the top 30 with 2 from English Champions Leicester City, 2 from Manchester City, 2 from Manchester United, 1 from West Ham and 1 from Tottenham. La Liga and EPL dominates the list providing 21 out of 30 players nominated for this estimable annual individual award. All 3 of Serie A’s nominees are from the Juventus side. 5 top class players joining the list are from Bundesliga.
Here is the list of all the football elites that are nominated for the Ballon dOr 2016:
Sergio Aguero (Manchester City), Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Gareth Bale (Real Madrid), Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid), Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City), Paulo Dybala (Juventus), Diego Godin (Atletico Madrid), Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid), Gonzalo Higuain (Juventus), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Koke (Atletico Madrid), Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur), Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City), Lionel Messi (Barcelona), Luka Modric (Real Madrid), Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Neymar (Barcelona), Dimitri Payet (West Ham), Pepe (Real Madrid), Paul Pogba (Manchester United), Rui Patricio (Sporting Lisbon), Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid), Luis Suarez (Barcelona), Jamie Vardy (Leicester City), Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich).
Click on the next page to find out who we picked out of these 30 for our Ultimate XI team: