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Six City stars up for 2022 Ballon d'Or

Six City stars up for 2022 Ballon d'Or
Six Manchester City players have been nominated for the 2021/22 Ballon d'Or award, while Ederson is shortlisted for the Yashin Trophy.

Joao Cancelo, Kevin De Bruyne, Erling Haaland, Phil Foden, Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva are all in contention for the main honour.

Ederson will be hoping to take home the prize specifically for goalkeepers, which was first established in 2019.

The winner of both prestigious awards, as well as the Kopa Trophy (for the best player under 21), will be announced by France Football in Paris on 17 October.

This is the first season that the Ballon d'Or has been decided based on achievements over the course of a season rather than displays across a calendar year.

Season Review: 2021/22

Cancelo is nominated for the first time after 52 appearances, three goals and 10 assists for City in 2021/22. The full-back was also named in the PFA Team of the Year.

De Bruyne was City's Player of the Year last season and also featured in the PFA Team of the Year after 45 appearances, 19 goals and 14 assists for City. This is the Belgian's seventh nomination, having been included on the shortlist for every iteration since 2015.

Haaland's second nomination comes after a stellar second season at Borussia Dortmund, including 29 goals in 30 appearances.

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PFA Young Player of the Year Foden is up for the award for a second time, having been on the shortlist last year. The England international scored 14 goals and registered 11 assists in 45 appearances for the Blues last season.

Mahrez was City's top scorer in 2021/22, with 24 goals and nine assists in 47 appearances. The Algerian winger has previously been nominated on three occasions.

Silva made 50 appearances last season, scoring 13 goals and laying on seven assists for his team-mates as he earned a place in the PFA Team of the Year.

Ederson played 49 matches for City in 2021/22, keeping a total of 25 clean sheets.

Everyone at Manchester City would like to congratulate our players on their nominations.

The full Ballon d'Or shortlist is:

  • Karim BENZEMA
  • Joao CANCELO
  • Thibaut COURTOIS
  • Kevin DE BRUYNE
  • Luis DIAZ
  • Phil FODEN
  • Erling HAALAND
  • Sébastien HALLER
  • Harry KANE
  • Joshua KIMMICH
  • Rafael LEAO
  • Riyad MAHREZ
  • Mike MAIGNAN
  • Sadio MANÉ
  • Kylian MBAPPÉ
  • Luka MODRIC
  • Christopher NKUNKU
  • Darwin NUÑEZ
  • Antonio RÜDIGER
  • Mohamed SALAH
  • Bernardo SILVA
  • SON Heung-min
  • Virgil VAN DIJK
  • Dusan VLAHOVIC

The full Yashin Trophy shortlist is:

  • Yassine BOUNOU
  • Alisson BECKER
  • Thibaut COURTOIS
  • Mike MAIGNAN
  • Edouard MENDY
  • Manuel NEUER
  • Jan OBLAK
  • Kevin TRAPP
  • Hugo LLORIS