Monday October 8 2018
Ronaldo makes Ballon d'Or list

Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is among the next batch of nominees up for the 2018 Ballon d’Or.

Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or five times and is the last recipient of the honour, while he helped Real Madrid defend the Champions League for a second time before joining Juve over the summer.

Completing the second batch are Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, Manchester City midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino and Atletico Madrid defender Diego Godin.

Twenty more nominees will be revealed throughout Monday in alphabetical order, ahead of the winner being unveiled in Paris on December 3.

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