Hugo Lloris’ makes a shocking entry into the Ballon D’or list of the final 30-men list along with the likes of Messi, Ronaldo and Van Dijk.
Ballon d’Or released a list of final 30-men ahead of its ceremony which will be held soon. This year of football was dominated by Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Virgil Van Dijk.
However, in a surprising turn of events, France and Tottenham’s captain Hugo Lloris has been included in the list of final 30-men to contest for the award.
This piece of news surely aroused eyeballs in the football fraternity as undoubtedly there are many who believe that there are much better players in Europe, who had a better season in fact at his position there are many who deserve more credit.
— ⚪⚫ (@shidkant) October 21, 2019
— Ryan Elliott (@RyanEJourno) October 21, 2019
Meanwhile, Lloris is not the only player to be on the list. People have raised their voices over the inclusion of Gini Wijnaldium. Nevertheless, undoubtedly the award is predicted to be contested between Messi, Van Dijk and Ronaldo in the end.
So, let’s look at the final list of the players who have been selected for the award so far.
- Sadio Mane (Liverpool), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham), Dusan Tadic (Ajax), Frenkie De Jong (Barcelona), Sergio Aguero (Man City)
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool), Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Barcelona), Kylian Mbappe (PSG), Donny van de Beek (Ajax)
- Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), Georginio Wijnaldum (Liverpool), Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus), Alisson (Liverpool), Matthijs de Ligt (Juventus)
- Virgil van Dijk (Liverpool), Bernardo Silva (Man City), Heung-Min Son (Tottenham), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool)
Meanwhile, Lloris is expected to remain out of the season for long after he suffered a massive injury on his elbow in the Premier League clash against Brighton.