Liverpool’s Egyptian forward, Mohamed Salah has been named on a 30-man shortlist
for 2021 Ballon d’Or . Salah, who was also shortlisted for the prize in 2018 and 2019,
scored a team-high 31 goals for Jürgen Klopp’s Reds in all competitions during the
Now, Salah is back in the running for the award two years on from his fifth-place
finish having been named on the shortlist after another mesmerizing year.
In 2021 so far, Salah has notched 24 goals and five assists for the Reds.
The Ballon d’Or is presented by France Football and is determined by votes from
worldwide journalists, along with the coaches and captains of national teams.
Liverpool have had one winner of the award in Michael Owen (2001) but top three
finishes have Kenny Dalglish (1983), Steven Gerrard (2005), Fernando Torres (2008)
and Virgil van Dijk (2019).
Lionel Messi was the last winner of the award, his sixth in total, and he is again in the
running alongside the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho.
The 2021 Ballon d’Or ceremony will take place on Monday, November 29 at the
Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.