Women's football still a little more in history. For the first time, 30 female footballers have been nominated to win the next Ballon d'Or. As many names in women as in men for the first time, therefore, for this trophy created in 2018.
A list of 30 players largely and logically dominated by Spain, who won the World Cup a few weeks ago. Not to mention that FC Barcelona achieved the treble by winning the national championship, the Spanish Super Cup and the Champions League.
They are four players to have won the Champions League and the World Cup in this list: Patrcia Guijarro, Mapi Leon, Salma Paralluelo and favorite Aitina Bonmati. Alexia Putellas, double defending champion, absent from this list.
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Only two tricolors among the list of 30. Kadidiatou Diani and Wendie Renard represent the Blues. Absent from the last World Cup due to injuries, Delphine Cascarino and Marie-Antoinette Katoto are not there, just like Eugénie Le Sommer, who was a quarter-finalist at the World Cup.
Answer on October 30 to find out the fourth player in history to win a Ballon d'Or and succeed Alexia Putellas. This will necessarily be a first since Megan Rapinoe and Ada Hegerberg, already crowned, are not in the list.
The list of 30 nominated for the next Women's Golden Ball:
Aitana Bonmati (Spain, Barcelona), Millie Bright (England, Chelsea), Inca Caicedo (Colombia, Real Madrid), Olga Carmona (Spain, Real Madrid), Rachel Daly (England, Aston Villa), Debinha (Brazil, Kansas City) , Kadidiatou Diani (France, OL), Mary Earps (England, Manchester United), Patricia Guijarro (Spain, Barcelona), Yui Hasegawa (Japan, Manchester City), Amanda Ilestedt (Sweden, Arsenal), Sam Kerr (Australia, Chelsea) , Mapi Leon (Spain, Barcelona), Katie Mccabe (Ireland, Arsenal), Hinata Miyazawa (Japan, Manchester United), Lena Oberdorf (Germany, Wolfsburg), Asisat Oshoala (Nigeria, Barcelona), Ewa Pajor (Poland, Wolfsburg) Salma Paralluelo (Spain, Barcelona), Alexandra Popp (Germany, Wolfsburg), Hayley Raso (Australia, Manchester City), Alba Redondo (Spain, Levante), Guro Reiten (Norway, Chelsea), Wendie Renard (France, OL), Fridolna Rolfo (Sweden, Barcelona), Jill Roord (Netherlands, Manchester City), Khadija Shaw (Jamique, Manchester City), Sophia Smith (USA, Portland), Georgia Stanway (England, Bayern Munich), Daphne Van Domselaar (Netherlands , Aston Villa)