2016 Ballon d'Or shortlist announced | October 24, 2016
- Full list
Six Real Madrid have been included on France Football’s 30-man Ballon'dOr shortlist:
- Cristiano Ronaldo
- Gareth Bale
- Toni Kroos
- Luka Modrić
- Sergio Ramos
For the past six years, coaches and captains of national teams were invited to vote; however, France Football and FIFA have gone their separate ways and journalists will now have the sole responsibility to pick the winner.
The list of nominees, increased this year from 23 to 30, will not be reduced to a final shortlist of three, and the winner and the final placings will be revealed by France Football on December 13.