3 Real Madrid stars make 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist

The Ballon d’Or shortlist is finally out.

France Football have confirmed the 30 players that made the shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or award.

For the first time since 2004, Madrid legend Cristiano Ronaldo is not even nominated among the top 30.

Three Real Madrid players made the cut for the top 30 – Jude Bellingham, Luka Modric and Vinicius Jr. Former Real Madrid captain and striker Karim Benzema, also made the cut.

See the list in full below

The 2023 Ballon d’Or ceremony will take place on 30th October at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.