- Iker Casillas, Marcelo and Sergio Ramos have been nominated for the Ballon d’Or Dream Team by France Football
- France Football have decided not to give a Ballon d’Or award this season due to the pandemic situation
France Football decided not to give the Golden Ball this year , due to the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on the world of football.
Instead, France Football has presented the Ballon d’Or Dream Team, an award with which they want to find the best players in the history of football in each position. Goalkeeper, right back, center back, left back, defensive midfielder, offensive midfielder, right attacker, left attacker and center forward will be the categories to be voted on.
The standards will be the same as those for the Ballon d’Or. The usual jury, with its 170 representatives, will be in charge of voting for the final Dream Team, the lineup with a 3-4-3 formation that will be announced in December. The best players in history.
The nominations for four categories have been announced so far. Goalkeeper, center back and left back and right back are the position that have for which the nominees have been announced.
Goalkeeper: Gordon Banks, Thomas Nkono, Gianluigi Buffon, Peter Schmeichel, Iker Casillas, Edwin van der Sar, Sepp Maier, Lev Yashin, Manuel Neuer and Dino Zoff.
Right back: Giuseppe Bergomi, Manfred Kaltz, Cafú, Philipp Lahm, Carlos Alberto, Wim Suurbier, Djalma Santos, Lilian Thuram, Claudio Gentile and Berti Vogts.
Left Back: Andreas Brehme, Paul Breitner, Antonio Cabrini, Giacinto Facchetti, Junior, Ruud Krol, Maldini, Marcelo, Nilton Santos and Roberto Carlos
Center Back: Franco Baresi, Bobby Moore, Franz Beckenbauer, Daniel Passarella, Fabio Cannavaro, Mathias Sammer, Marcel Desailly, Gaetano Scirea, Ronald Koeman and Sergio Ramos.