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Ballon d´Or nominees: Holder Cristiano Ronaldo headlines final group

Tottenham star Harry Winks impressed against Lithuania GETTY Tottenham star Harry Winks impressed against Lithuania
Lucia Summers | 10 October, 2017, 00:34

Senegalese worldwide Sadio Mane, Tottenham striker Harry Kane and Atletico Madrid winger Antoine Griezmann have been include in the nominees for the 2017 Ballon d'Or award.

France Football will release the 30 nominees (in no particular order) for this year's edition during the course of Monday, and revealed the first names at 9:00 am.

Premier League midfielders Philippe Coutinho, Kevin de Bruyne and N'Golo Kante, plus Manchester United keeper David de Gea, have also been selected.

Kane has been in blistering form and his successfully converted penalty for England against Lithuania on Sunday took his goal tally to 43 from 37 games for club and country during 2017.

49ers Great YA Tittle Passes Away
The 6-foot quarterback was a seven-time Pro Bowler, a four-time first-team All-Pro and the MVP in 1963. The photo was taken in 1964, Tittle's last season, by Morris Berman of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Neymar, who left Barcelona to join PSG this summer in a world-record move, came third in the voting in 2015 and was fifth past year, while Suarez has yet to make it into the final three-man selection.

PSG's Neymar Junior, Chelsea's Ngolo Kante, Real Madrid's Luka Modric and Marcelo as well as Juventus forward, Paulo Dybala.

The prestigious award has been won by Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo or Barcelona ace Lionel Messi for the past nine years.

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