Luka Modric, whose Golden Ball in 2018, striker Neymar and midfielder Paul Pogba is absent three notable names in the shortlist of 30 players vying Golden Ball trophy 2019.
In 2018, Modric has help Real Madrid Champions League and put Croatia into the World Cup final, is also the most valuable player award. With this impressive performance, Modrid won a hat-trick noble individual honors including the Golden Ball in 2018, The Best 2018 FIFA Best Player in Europe 2017/18.
However, in this season, the star who played downfall Croatia and can not achieve much in color as well as the national team shirt Real. Therefore, the 34 players had been struck from a shortlist of 30 nominated for the Golden Ball in 2019 not many people by surprise.
Thus, Modric became reigning Ballon employer first in history not shortlisted nominations in next year.
Modric addition, the list also absent striker Neymar. Players ranked 12 in the election year 2018 had a forgettable play. Injury caused him to miss many matches at both club PSG and Brazil in the campaign crowned Copa America in 2019.
The midfielder Pogba, striker Harry Kane, Sergio Ramos midfielder, striker Luis Suarez, midfielder N ‘ Golo Kante or Gareth Bale are also other notable names not nominated.
Back to the list of 30 nominated for the Golden Ball in 2019, Champions League champions Liverpool accounted overwhelmed with 7 representatives including goalkeeper Alisson defender Virgil van Dijk, defender Alexander-Arnord midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum with trio in attack as Sadio Mané, Mohamed Salah and Roberto Firmino.
Premiership champions, Manchester City also contributed 5 names including Sergio Aguero, Bernardo Silva, Raheem Sterling, Riyad Mahrez and Kevin De Bruyne.
Two players owning many honors Ballon Lionel Messi and Cristiano especially as usual Ronaldo has appeared in the list of 30 nominees. Also can mention the notable candidates as Kylian Mbappe, Robert Lewandowski, Heung-Min Son, Eden Hazard, Antoine Griezmann, Frenkie de Jong, Matthijs de Ligt or young talent Joao Felix.