Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva among the nominees

Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva among the nominees

The two Portuguese internationals are among the 30 nominees - CR7 has won this award five times. France Football magazine is revealing all the names throughout the day.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Bernardo Silva are among the 30 nominees for the Golden Ball, a trophy that awards the best footballer of 2019. The names of the 30 finalists are being announced this Monday through the website of France Football magazine, the organizer of this prestigious award.

If Ronaldo is already used to these moves - besides the constant nominations, he has already won this award on five occasions (2008, 2013, 2014, 2016 and 2017) - in the case of Bernardo Silva is the first time he is among the nominees. Last season, the Manchester City player, trained at Benfica, was on the spotlight at Pep Guardiola's team, having won the championship, the Super Cup, the League Cup and the FA Cup. In addition, with the colors of the national team, he won the League of Nations and was elected the best player of the tournament.

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