Do You Think Harry Kane’s Nomination Will Win Him Ballon D’or
Harry Kane has been named on the 30-name shortlist of players in contention to win the 2017 edition of the Ballon d’Or.
France Football, who organise the event following a split from Fifa, are releasing the names of those nominated in groups of five throughout the day on Monday.
Kane joins the likes of Neymar, Philippe Coutinho, Robert Lewandowski and Luis Suarez in already being announced.
The Tottenham Hotspur and England forward has had an extraordinary year in front of goal, scoring 43 times in 37 appearances for club and country, including the winner in both of England’s matches over the recent international break.
Kane’s exploits recently led Pep Guardiola to describe Tottenham as “the Harry Kane team”, with his record of more than a goal per game this year good enough to rival the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
He helped Spurs to a second-placed finish in last season’s Premier League and third place after seven games so far in 2017/18.
In September, Kane said he hoped to use the Champions League to break into the world’s elite players.
“I have said before I want to break into that world-class bracket, to do that you have to play well in the Champions League,” he said.
“The Champions League is a big stage – all the best players in Europe, if not the world, are here. And to be the best you have to produce your best against the best.”