Al Nassr forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has not been included in the Ballon d’Or 2023 shortlist for the first time in 20 years.
The organizers of the award on Wednesday, published a 30-man nominees list.
Ronaldo, who left Manchester United for the Middle East in January, is one of the names missing.
Expected names like Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland make the cut.
The winner will be announced on October 30.
FULL LIST OF NOMINEES:
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.