Chiesa, Oblak And The Five Biggest Ballon d'Or 2021 Shortlist Snubs

While 30 of the world's best players will fight it out for football's most prestigious individual award, there are some who are unlucky to miss out.

It has been almost two years since the Ballon d'Or was awarded following the cancellation of the 2020 prize, but we are now one closer to the latest winner of the most illustrious individual prize in football being named.

The 30-man shortlist for the award was revealed on Friday by France Football, with Lionel Messi the current favourite to win the trophy for the seventh time, ahead of Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho.

Romelu Lukaku, Kylian Mbappe, N'Golo Kante and five-time winner Cristiano Ronaldo are also in the mix, while a number of the Italy squad that won Euro 2020 are also included.