Liverpool's Sadio Mane on shortlist for Ballon d'Or

Sadio Mane on shortlist for Ballon d'Or
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Liverpool winger Sadio Mane is on the latest list of players to be nominated for the Ballon d'Or.

Liverpool winger Sadio Mane has been included on the list of nominees for the Ballon d'Or.

Throughout Monday, France Football has been revealing some of the players shortlisted for the prestigious award, with Paris Saint-Germain's Neymar featuring in the first group of five names and Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane being included on the third batch.

The fourth selection includes Senegalese attacker Mane, who has scored 11 goals for club and country since the start of 2017 and continues to be regarded as one of Liverpool's key men.

Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann and Juventus goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon are the standout names of the third list, with Griezmann continuing to lead the La Liga outfit in attack and Buffon helping Juve to the 2017 Champions League final.

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos and Monaco striker Radamel Falcao have also been nominated, taking the number of players up to 20 with 10 more to be announced in the coming hours.

Neymar in action during the Ligue 1 match between Guingamp and Paris Saint-Germain on August 13, 2017
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