The Ballon dor award is the award given to the football player who had the best performance that year. Many European players have won this award several times since it began in 1956. George Weah was the only African player to win the Ballon Dour award in 1995. He is one of AC Milan's greatest players.
Since 1995, no African player has been able to win the Ballon dor award, but a lot of them have been nominated severally. There are three African players who are currently making waves and breaking records in football. These African players are:
1. Mohammed Salah: Mohammed Salah is currently one of the best players in the premier league. Mohammed Salah plays for Liverpool and the Egyptian national team. Salah has broken a lot of premier league records, and might continue breaking records in the premier league. Salah has been nominated for the Ballon dor award several times but has not been able to win it. In coming years, Salah could win this award.
2. Sadio Mane: Sadio Mane is another great African player. Sadio Mane plays for Liverpool and Senegal's national team. Mane currently has a hundred premier league goals. He is the third African player to score a hundred goals in the Premier League. Mane could also win the Ballon dor award before he retires.
3. Edouard Mendy: Mendy is currently one of the best goalkeepers in the world. Edouard Mendy could become the second goalkeeper to win the award, if he keeps up his impressive performance.
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