Real Madrid duo Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are among on the first names on the 30-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or award which will be announced in January.
The deadly duo are among the first players to be announced on the list to be considered as the best player in the world. ‘France Football’ magazine will reveal the shortlist in groups of five players every two hours without the day.
Here are the five players on the list so far…
Gareth Bale – Real Madrid
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – Borussia Dortmund
Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid
Sergio Aguero – Manchester City
Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus