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Ronaldo among first nominees for Ballon d’Or award

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 9, 2018 12:22

Ronaldo among first nominees for Ballon d’Or award

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo was among the first 10 nominees for the men’s Ballon d’Or trophy announced, awarded by France Football magazine to the best player in the world.The Portuguese has won the award for the past two years and five times in total, a record he shares with Argentine Lionel Messi who is expected to be included on the 30-man shortlist named throughout the day.Ronaldo’s nomination comes after the 33-year-old last week denied rape allegations levelled against him by a woman who sued him in court in the United States.

Sportswear maker Nike Inc and video game maker Electronic Arts Inc, who both have worked with the five-times Champions League winner, said last Thursday they were concerned about the allegations.A panel of journalists select the Ballon d’Or winner which was first established in 1956 and will this year feature a women’s award for the first time.

The award merged with the FIFA World Player of the Year prize from 2010-15 to create the FIFA Ballon d’Or, but returned to France Football magazine in 2016 while FIFA established The Best awards.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 9, 2018 12:22
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