Earlier today we learned that our very own Harry Kane had been shortlisted for the 2017 Ballon d’Or award which is given to the world’s best player.
The Tottenham striker is among a 30-man shortlist for the award, which is given to the world’s best player that is picked by France Football magazine.
Kane is among six other Premier League players who have been nominated for the prize with David de Gea, Philippe Coutinho and Sadio Mane, Kevin de Bruyne and N’Golo Kante and Eden Hazard also being chosen.
I think it’s fair to say that we don’t expect Kane to pick up the award this tine around, but he’ll definitely win in the future if he keeps progressing the way he has been.
Who is Harry Kane’s competition?
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund and Gabon)
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid and France)
Leonardo Bonucci (AC Milan and Italy)
Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus and Italy)
Edinson Cavani (Paris St-Germain and Uruguay)
Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool and Brazil)
Kevin de Bruyne(Manchester City and Belgium)
David de Gea (Manchester United and Spain)
Paulo Dybala (Juventus and Argentina)
Edin Dzeko (Roma and Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Radamel Falcao (Monaco and Colombia)
Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid and France)
Eden Hazard (Chelsea and Belgium)
Mats Hummels (Bayern Munich and Germany)
Isco (Real Madrid and Spain)
Harry Kane (Tottenham and England)
N’Golo Kante (Chelsea and France)
Toni Kroos (Real Madrid and Germany)
Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich and Poland)
Sadio Mane (Liverpool and Senegal)
Marcelo (Real Madrid and Brazil)
Kylian Mbappe (Paris St-Germain and France)
Dries Mertens (Napoli and Belgium)
Lionel Messi (Barcelona and Argentina)
Luka Modric (Real Madrid and Croatia)
Neymar (Paris St-Germain and Brazil)
Jan Oblak (Atletico Madrid and Slovenia)
Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid and Spain)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid and Portugal)
Luis Suarez (Barcelona and Uruguay).
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