No Italians among Ballon d'Or nominees

Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan boast three nominees for this year's Ballon d'Or.

Jose Mourinho's Inter Milan boast three nominees for this year's Ballon d'Or.

Julio Cesar, Samuel Eto’o and Douglas Maicon have all been listed amongst the candidates for the prestigious award.

There are no Italians in the line-up, but several players with Serie A connections, above all to Scudetto winners Inter.

Juventus champion Diego is included for his work with Werder Bremen and Juventus, while former Serie A stars Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Kaka and Yoann Gourcuff are in the line-up.

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