3 Nigerians Nominated for 2023 Ballon d’Or
Three Nigerians have been nominated for the 2023 Ballon d’Or award,
Super Falcon Captain and Barcelona forward, Azeezat Oshoala, FC Napoli Striker, Victor Osimhen and Arsenal Striker, Bukayo Saka were among elite footballers that includes 7th time winner Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbape, Erling Harland, Karim Benzema that made the full list of the 2023 nominees. .
The winner of the 2023 Prestigious prize will be announced on October 30, 2023 in Paris France.
While Oshoala is nominated in the female category where her Barcelona teammate, Alexia Putellas is the current holder, Oimhen and Saka are nominated in the male category where France International and Real Madrid captain, Karim Benzema is the current holder.
The full shortlist includes: Josko Gvardiol, Andre Onana, Jamal Musiala, Karim Benzema, Mohamed Salah, Bukayo Saka, Kevin de Bruyne, Jude Bellingham, Randal Kolo Muani, Bernardo Silva, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Emiliano Martinez, Ruben Dias, Erling Haaland, Nicolo Barella, Martin Odegaard, Ilkay Gundogan, Yassine Bounou, Julian Alvarez, Vinicius Jr, Rodri, Antoine Griezmann, Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Robert Lewandowski, Kim Min-Jae, Luka Modric, Kylian Mbappe, Victor Osimhen and Harry Kane