Paul Pogba: I don't deserve to win the Ballon d'Or

Paul Pogba: I don't deserve to win the Ballon d'Or

Paul Pogba: I don't deserve to win the Ballon d'Or

The last player to win the trophy before Ronaldo and Messi took over was Kaka in 2007.

Kylian Mbappe is third-favourite after winning the World Cup with France at the age of 19, with 6-1 odds.

Manchester City's all time top goalscorer has been nominated for the award after his fine club form, where he won the Premier League, EFL Cup and the Community Shield at the Etihad.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are once again nominated for Ballon d'Or award.

Federation Internationale de Football Association best player of the year Luka Modric remains on track for a second major award after he was named Monday among 30 nominees for the Ballon d'Or alongside the likes of ex-Real Madrid teammate Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Liverpool's Mohamed Salah.

Mbappe scored 21 goals for Paris Saint-Germain last season before starring in France's triumphant Russian Federation 2018 campaign, netting three times on their way to the final and then again in the 4-2 win over Croatia that sealed their second World Cup triumph.

Manchester City's Kevin De Bruyne has had a terrific season for the club.

England only have one representative on the list in Harry Kane while Gareth Bale is also among the nominees.

Liverpool's Alisson Becker, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah have been shortlisted for the 2018 Ballon d'Or.

"But I think that a Frenchman must win the Ballon d'Or this year".

France internationals Amandine Henry, Amel Majri and Wendie Renard are joined on the list by Germany's Dzsenifer Marozsan, England's Lucy Bronze, Ada Hegerberg of Norway and Japan defender Saki Kumagai.

'In this best team in the world there must be the best player in the world, right?

The victor of the Ballon d'Or will be announced in Paris on December 3 by France Football.

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