Ballon d'Or 2022: Full list of men's and women's nominees

Shockingly, the record seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi failed to make it among the 30 nominees for the 2022 award.

Tanishq SharmaAuthor

Updated - 14 August 2022 02:37 PM


The renowned French publication, France Football has announced the nominees for the 2022 Ballon d'Or, women's, Kopa and Yashin trophy on Friday. The Ballon d'Or 2022 ceremony is scheduled to take place on October 17.

Shockingly, the record seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi failed to make it among the 30 nominees for the 2022 award. While this was the first time since 2005 that Messi, who won the 2021 award, was not named in the 30-man shortlist of the prestigious award, his arch-rival Cristiano Ronaldo was included in the list.

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema is expected to win the award after his dream season with the Spanish giants and French National team. Here are the complete lists of nominees for men's, and women's Ballon d'Or, Kopa Trophy, and Yashin Trophy awards:

Complete list of the 2022 Ballon d'Or nominees (men):


Christopher Nkunku- RB Leipzig/France

Cristiano Ronaldo- Manchester United/Portugal

Darwin Nunez- Benfica (now Liverpool)/Uruguay

Dusan Vlahovic- Fiorentina-Juventus/Serbia

Erling Haaland- Borussia Dortmund (now Manchester City)/Norway

Harry Kane- Tottenham Hotspur/England

Karim Benzema- Real Madrid/France

Kylian Mbappe- PSG/France

Luis Diaz- Porto-Liverpool/Colombia

Mohamed Salah- Liverpool/Egypt

Phil Foden- Manchester City/England

Rafael Leao- AC Milan/Portugal

Robert Lewandowski- Bayern Munich (now Barcelona)/Poland

Riyad Mahrez- Manchester City/Algeria

Sebastien Haller- Ajax (now Borussia Dortmund)/Ivory Coast

Sadio Mane- Liverpool (now Bayern Munich)/Senegal

Son Heung-min- Tottenham Hotspur/South Korea

Vinicius Junior- Real Madrid/Brazil


Antonio Rudiger- Chelsea (now Real Madrid)/Germany

Joao Cancelo- Manchester City/Portugal

Trent Alexander-Arnold- Liverpool/England

Virgil van Dijk- Liverpool/Netherlands


Bernardo Silva- Manchester City/Portugal

Casemiro- Real Madrid/Brazil

Fabinho- Liverpool/Brazil

Joshua Kimmich- Bayern Munich/Germany

Kevin De Bruyne- Manchester City/Belgium

Luka Modric- Real Madrid/Croatia


Mike Maignan- AC Milan/France

Thibaut Courtois- Real Madrid/Belgium

Complete list of the 2022 Ballon d'Or (Women's) nominees:


Ada Hegerberg- Lyon/Norway

Alex Morgan- Orlando Pride (now San Diego Wave)/USA

Alexandra Popp- VfL Wolfsburg/Germany

Asisat Oshoala- Barcelona/Nigeria

Beth Mead- Arsenal/England

Fridolina Rolfo- Barcelona/Sweden

Kadidiatou Diani- PSG/France

Marie-Antoinette Katoto- PSG/France

Sam Kerr- Chelsea/Australia

Trinity Rodman- Washington Spirit/USA

Vivianne Miedema- Arsenal/Netherlands


Selma Bacha- Lyon/France

Millie Bright- Chelsea/England

Lucy Bronze- Manchester City (now Barcelona)/England

Wendie Renard- Lyon/France


Aitana Bonmati- Barcelona/Spain

Alexia Putellas- Barcelona/Spain

Catarina Macario- Lyon/USA

Lena Oberdorf- VfL Wolfsburg/Germany


Christiane Endler- Lyon/Chile

Complete list of the 2022 Kopa Trophy nominees:


Bukayo Saka- Arsenal/England

Karim Adeyemi- Borussia Dortmund/Germany


Josko Gvardiol- RB Leipzig/Croatia

Nuno Mendes- PSG/Portugal


Eduardo Camavinga- Real Madrid/France

Florian Wirtz- Bayer Leverkusen/Germany

Gavi- Barcelona/Spain

Jamal Musiala- Bayern Munich/Germany

Jude Bellingham- Borussia Dortmund/England

Ryan Gravernberch- Ajax/Netherlands

Complete list of the 2022 Yashin Trophy nominees:

Alisson Becker- Liverpool/Brazil

Yassine Bounou- Sevilla/Morocco

Thibaut Courtois- Real Madrid/Belgium

Ederson- Manchester City/Brazil

Hugo Lloris- Tottenham Hotspur/France

Mike Maignan- AC Milan/France

Edouard Mendy- Chelsea/Senegal

Manuel Neuer- Bayern Munich/Germany

Jan Oblak- Atletico Madrid/Slovenia

Kevin Trapp- Eintracht Frankfurt/Germany


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