- The first five FIFA Ballon d'Or nominees include Neymar, Paolo Dybala and N'Golo Kante
- Thirty nominees will be revealed throughout today, Monday, October 9, by France Football Magazine
- The current holder and favourite to win is Real Madrid and Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo
PSG star Neymar, Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala and Chelsea's N'Golo Kante have been announced as the first five nominees for the 2017 Ballon d'Or award.
Real Madrid full-back Marcelo and team-mate Luka Modric also feature as France Football releasing the full 30-man list in batches today, Monday, October 9.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the current holder of the award and favorite to win his fifth title which will tie him with Lionel Messi for the most awards.
Both names are expected to be nominated later in the day, while the likes of Antoine Griezmann and Gianluigi Buffon are also likely to be included.
The names will be updated on the article as more announcements are made through the day.
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