France Football is set to reveal the identity of the best player on the planet, with a 30-man shortlist being narrowed down to just one winner
The identity of the best player on the planet for 2017 is set to be revealed, with the prestigious Ballon d’Or being bestowed by France Football.
The usual suspects are expected to compete for the grandest of prizes, with the cream continuing to rise to the top.
Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to secure himself a fifth crown, and if successful he will draw level with eternal rival Lionel Messi of Barcelona.
There are, however, 30 performers to run through, with the leading lights of the global game seeing their achievements over the course of the last 12 months recognised.
The countdown is under way and the first 15 players (30-16) have been revealed in descending order.
You can keep up to date with the latest announcements in our table below.
Position Player Club
16 Marcelo Real Madrid
17 Toni Kroos Real Madrid
18 Antoine Griezmann Atletico Madrid
19 Eden Hazard Chelsea
20 David De Gea Man Utd
=21 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Borussia Dortmund
=21 Leonardo Bonucci Juventus / AC Milan
23 Sadio Mane Liverpool
24 Radamel Falcao Monaco
25 Karim Benzema Real Madrid
26 Jan Oblak Atletico Madrid
27 Mats Hummels Bayern Munich
28 Edin Dzeko Roma
=29 Philippe Coutinho Liverpool
=29 Dries Mertens Napoli
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