Mohamed Salah Has Received 53% Of Votes To Win The Balon d'Or

Gareth Bale's two goals in Kiev helped Real Madrid claim a record 13th European Cup title

The 30-man shortlist for the annual award is separate from FIFA's The Best award, which was won by Luka Modric.

Harry Kane and Cristiano Ronaldo have been named on the shortlist for the 2018 Ballon d'Or.

A panel of journalists selects the Ballon d'Or victor which was first established in 1956 and will this year feature a women's award for the first time.

In total, over 220,000 people have made their feelings known in the poll, and rather surprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo sits in third with just 5%, despite winning the Champions League with Real Madrid, among other feats.

De Bruyne was nominated for helping his club win the Premier League and his country reach the World Cup semi-finals.

The Tottenham striker captained England to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years in Russian Federation this summer.

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Pogba is one of six members of Les Bleus' squad nominated for France Football Magazine's prestigious award - with team-mates Antoine Griezmann, Kylian Mbappe, Raphael Varane, N'Golo Kante and Hugo Lloris joining the midfield star.

The City striker is among the first five names to be revealed by France Football, along with Edinson Cavani, Alisson Becker, Gareth Bale and Karim Benzema.

Roberto Firmino from Brazil, Liverpool and Diego Godin from Uruguay, Atletico Madrid.

Liverpool and Egypt forward Mohamed Salah has so far received 51% of the fan votes on France Football's Ballon d'Or victor poll on its website.

Brazil's Marta, crowned best women's player for a record sixth time at last month's Federation Internationale de Football Association awards, is also in contention after her role in winning the Copa America.

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