Ballon d’Or 2022: Four African players nominated for award [Full list]

 

Only four African footballers made it into the 30-man shortlist for the 2022 Ballon d’Or award.

They are Mohamed Salah (Liverpool, Egypt), Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich, Senegal), Riyad Mahrez (Algeria, Manchester City) and Sebastien Haller (Ivory Coast, Borussia Dortmund).

The organizers of the awards, France Football, released the final shortlist on Friday.

Salah, who won two trophies with Liverpool before losing in the Champions League final, makes the cut.

His former team-mate Mane is now at Bayern Munich, but is recognized for his fine year with not just Liverpool, but Senegal.

Haller scored 32 goals in 50 appearances for Ajax, before he moved to Dortmund this summer, while Mahrez played a huge part as City won the Premier League title for the second consecutive year.

 

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