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Chelsea star on Ballon d'Or shortlist

2017-10-09 10:59:00, Views: 398, ICS

Chelsea star on Ballon d'Or shortlist

Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante has been revealed as one of the first five nominations for the 2017 Ballon d'Or.

The France international's nomination was published by France Football magazine as part of a day of announcements that will see all 30 potential winners on the shortlist revealed.

Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric and left-back Marcelo, Juventus striker Paolo Dybala and Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar were the other four players to be on the initial press realease.

Kante joined Chelsea from Leicester in the summer of 2016 and helped Antonio Conte's side win the Premier League in his first season at the club.

The 26-year-old from Paris was named the PFA Player of the Year and the FWA Footballer of the Year at the end of last season.


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