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OFFICIAL: Four Barcelona players nominated for Ballon D'Or Award

Messi, Iniesta, Neymar and Suárez! Congrats, boys!

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The Ballon D'Or has changed this year, but one thing stays the same: Barcelona stars are on the shortlist.

Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar Jr. and Andrés Iniesta have been included in a 30-man list of nominees for the Golden Ball, given to the best footballer in each calendar year.

Magazine France Football and FIFA used to give out this award together, but they've parted ways a few months ago, and the Ballon D'Or once again belongs solely to France Football, which means that only journalists chosen by the magazine will be voting on the award instead of the ridiculous FIFA process, which gave coaches and captains from every country in the world a vote, which always meant Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo winning.

France Football voters actually watch football, and their choices over the years have been a more accurate reflection of the actual best players from each year. There won't be a three-man shortlist anymore, and the winner will be announced in December, not during a January Gala.

This is the full list of BDO nominees, which includes 13 La Liga players:

Sergio Agüero, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Gareth Bale, Gianluigi Buffon, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kevin De Bruyne, Paulo Dybala, Diego Godín, Antoine Griezmann, Gonzalo Higuain, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Andrés Iniesta, Koke, Toni Kroos, Robert Lewandowski, Hugo Lloris, Riyad Mahrez, Lionel Messi, Luka Modric, Thomas Müller, Manuel Neuer, Neymar, Dimitri Payet, Pepe, Paul Pogba, Rui Patricio, Sergio Ramos, Luis Suárez, Jamie Vardy, Arturo Vidal

Who do you think deserves to win the Ballon D'Or this year? Comment away!

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