Harry nominated for Ballon d'Or
Fri 08 October 2021, 21:28|Tottenham Hotspur
Harry Kane has been shortlisted for the 2021 men’s Ballon d'Or award.
Our home-grown striker is one of 30 names competing for the prize, which recognises the best player in the world. He was previously nominated in 2017 and 2018.
The 2020/21 campaign saw Harry secure his third Premier League Golden Boot after topping the charts with 23 goals. He also claimed the most assists in the division (14) and teamed up with Heung-Min Son for a record 14 goal combinations in a single Premier League season. He’s currently second on our list of all-time top scorers, having overtaken Bobby Smith earlier this year.
Presented annually since 1956 by France's weekly football magazine France Football, the Ballon d'Or – previously known as the European Footballer of the Year and the FIFA Ballon d'Or – was based on voting by football journalists until 2006. After 2007, coaches and captains of national teams were also given the right to vote.
Originally it was an award for players from Europe before being expanded in 1995 to include all players from any origin that have been active at European clubs. The award became a global prize in 2007 but was not given out in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s winner will be announced on 29 November at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.
Tottenham Hotspur Ballon d'Or nominations
1957 - Danny Blanchflower
1958 - Danny Blanchflower
1960 - Bobby Smith
1961 - Danny Blanchflower, Jimmy Greaves
1962 - Jimmy Greaves
1963 - Jimmy Greaves
1964 - Jimmy Greaves
1968 - Jimmy Greaves
1971 - Martin Chivers
1973 - Pat Jennings
1975 - Pat Jennings
1985 - Pat Jennings
1987 - Glenn Hoddle
1989 - Gary Lineker
1990 - Paul Gascoigne (finished fourth in voting), Gary Lineker
1991 - Gary Lineker
1994 - Jurgen Klinsmann
1999 - David Ginola
2007 - Dimitar Berbatov
2013 - Gareth Bale
2016 - Hugo Lloris
2017 - Harry Kane
2018 - Harry Kane, Hugo Lloris
2019 - Hugo Lloris, Heung-Min Son
2021 - Harry Kane