10 players you won’t believe were shortlisted for the Ballon d’Or

John Jensen Arsenal

The Ballon d'Or shortlist is out. It's dominated by the usual suspects, of course - but it's nice to see some English representation, isn't it?

No one from this country has been given the gong since 2001. Not Rooney, not Kane, not Beckham, Gerrard, Lampard, Terry or Ferdinand. Nope - the last English recipient of the Ballon d'Or was Michael Owen. 

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