The 59-man shortlist for the Ballon d’Or was leaked this morning with the names of two Dutchman included.

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mem robbeSpanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo managed to get their hands on the shortlist and today published the 59 names that are up for the Ballon d’Or, which is given to the footballer of the year.

Included in the list are Dutch wingers Memphis Depay and Arjen Robben, who both had excellent seasons for PSV and Bayern Munich respectively last year. Also included is PSV Eindhoven midfielder Andres Guardado.

The shortlist will be whittled down to 23 names before the winner is announced in January.

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