Rapinoe, Morgan, Heath and Lavelle nominated for Ballon d'Or

U.S. world champions Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath and Rose Lavelle all made the shortlist for the 2019 Women's Ballon d'Or.

Rapinoe has already won the 2019 FIFA Women's Player of the Year award.

Six NWSL players in all are on the shortlist: the four Americans plus Sam Kerr and Marta.

Six Lyon players, including 2018 winner Ada Hegerberg, were nominated.

Women's Ballon d’Or Short List
Kosovare Asllani (Sweden, Linkopings/Tacon)
Sarah Bouhaddi (France, Lyon)
Lucy Bronze (England, Lyon)
Pernille Harder (Denmark, Wolfsburg)
Ada Hegerberg (Norway, Lyon)
Amandine Henry (France, Lyon)
Nilla Fischer (Sweden, Wolfsburg/Linkopings)
Tobin Heath (USA, Portland Thorns)
Sofia Jakobsson (Sweden, Montpellier/Tacon)
Sam Kerr (Australia, Perth Glory/Chicago Red Stars)
Rose Lavelle (USA, Washington Spirit)
Dzsenifer Marozsan (Germany, Lyon)
Marta (Brazil, Orlando Pride)
Lieke Martens (Netherlands, Barcelona)
Vivianne Miedema (Netherlands/Arsenal)
Alex Morgan (USA, Orlando Pride)
Megan Rapinoe (USA, Seattle Reign)
Wendie Renard (France, Lyon)
Sari van Veenendaal (Netherlands, Arsenal/Atletico Madrid)
Ellen White (England, Manchester City)

Liverpool, winner of the 2019 UEFA Champions League, dominated the short list for the Men's Ballon d’Or with seven players nominated.

Five-time winners Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are also on the 30-player list.

The 2019 winners will be announced at ceremonies in Paris on Dec. 2.

Men's Ballon d’Or Short List
Sergio Aguero (Argentina, Man. City)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (England, Liverpool)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Gabon, Arsenal)
Alisson Becker (Brazil, Liverpool)
Karim Benzema (France, Real Madrid)
Kevin De Bruyne (Belgium, Man. City)
Frenkie De Jong (Netherlands, Ajax/Barcelona)
Matthijs de Ligt (Netherlands, Ajax/Juventus)
Joao Felix (Portugal, Benfica/Atletico Madrid)
Roberto Firmino (Brazil, Liverpool)
Antoine Griezmann (France, Atletico Madrid/Barcelona)
Eden Hazard (Belgium, Chelsea/Real Madrid)
Kalidou Koulibaly (Senegal, Napoli)
Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Bayern Munich)
Hugo Lloris (France, Tottenham)
Riyad Mahrez (Algeria, Manchester City)
Sadio Mane (Senegal, Liverpool)
Marquinhos (Brazil, Paris SG)
Kylian Mbappe (France, Paris SG)
Lionel Messi (Argentina, Barcelona)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal, Juventus)
Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool)
Bernardo Silva (Portugal, Man. City)
Son Heung-Min (South Korea, Tottenham)
Raheem Sterling (England, Man. City)
Dusan Tadic (Serbia, Ajax)
Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Germany, Barcelona)
Donny van de Beek (Netherlands, Ajax)
Virgil van Dijk (Netherlands, Liverpool)
Georginio Wijnaldum (Netherlands, Liverpool)
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