Man City midfielder Kevin De Bruyne has joined stars from clubs such as Chelsea, Real Madrid and Juventus in being nominated for the 2017 Ballon d’Or.

A 30-man shortlist for the most prestigious individual award in football is to be gradually revealed up until 18:30 BST on Monday, coming in batches of five players, as above.

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 Cristiano Ronaldo is the understandable favourite for the Ballon d’Or, having scored 12 goals as Real Madrid became the first team to win the Champions League in back-to-back seasons — and he also helped Los Blancos to the 2016-17 La Liga title, less than a year after winning the European Championships with Portugal.

Ronaldo and Barcelona’s Lionel Messi are the only two players to have won the Ballon d’Or since 2008.

The last player from the Premier League to win the award was Liverpool’s Michael Owen back in 2001 — the young striker beat Raul and Oliver Kahn to the accolade.

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