The 2016 Ballon d'Or Shortlist Has Been Announced

​But will Rooney make the cut?

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Updated 6.40 pm.

France Football has announced the full 30 banes on the Ballon d'Or shortlist, the most prestigious individual honour in football... Yes, even bigger than the Latvian Footballer of the Year Award (won by Andris Vaņins last year, fyi).

In the past the award was voted for by a mixture of national team managers, captains and journalists. But this year's edition will be judged solely by a panel of journalists, after FIFA and France Football ended their partnership.

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Being the teases that they are, France Football revealed the list in enticing increments, with Jamie Vardy and Gareth Bale the only Brits to make the cut.

View all the names below... there are gifs.

#Justice4Rooney.

Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund)

Gareth Bale (Real Madrid)

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Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus)

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Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid)

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Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester City)

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Diego Godin (Atlético Madrid)

Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid)

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Gonzalo Higuain (Napoli/Juventus)

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Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG/Manchester United)

Andrés Iniesta (Barcelona)

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Koke (Atletico Madrid)

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Toni Kroos (Real Madrid)

Robert Lewandowski (Bayern)

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Hugo Loris (Tottenham)

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Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City)

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Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona)

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Luka Modric (Real Madrid)

Thomas Muller (Bayern Munich)

Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich)

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Neymar (Barcelona)

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Dimitri Payet (West Ham United)

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Pepe (Real Madrid)

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Paul Pogba (Juventus/Manchester United)

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Rui Patricio (Sporting Portugal)

Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

Luis Suarez (Barcelona)

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Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)

Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich)