The Portuguese and the Brazilian were not included in the shortlist of finalists for the prestigious award.
After getting to know the 30 nominees 2023 Golden Globes France Football sparked controversy on Wednesday as the absence of two of the world’s best players from the final was notable.
that’s how portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo and brazilians Neymar They were not selected among the 30 recipients of the prestigious award, which will be presented in Paris on 30 October.
As far as the Portuguese is concerned, he missed out on the Ballon d’Or for the first time since 2003, and it seems his fine form in Al Nasr was not enough for France Football to choose him from a field of 30 finalists.
In this way, the failure of the Golden Globe Awards this time ended the era of the Portuguese winning 5 times and nominating 18 times in 20 years.
Another notable absence, on the other hand, was that of Neymar, who suffered a poor season at PSG through injury and was also disappointed by Brazil at the World Cup in Qatar. , as the Canarina team only reached the quarter-finals.
The Brazilian did not make it back to the top 30 for the second year in a row and has yet to win the award despite being one of the most skilled players in the world.