Mertens, Dzeko placings for Ballon d’Or

Edin Dzeko and Dries Mertens have come 28th and 29th respectively in the Ballon d’Or voting.

France Football is releasing the final placings for the prize today, with Cristiano Ronaldo all but certain to be given the top prize.

There are several Serie A stars nominated, including Gianluigi Buffon, Leonardo Bonucci and Paulo Dybala, who all helped Juventus to a domestic double and the Champions League final last season.

Of the results released so far, Mertens has been ranked joint-29th alongside Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho, with Edin Dzeko one place ahead.

The players from 24th to 27th are Monaco striker Radamel Falcao, Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema, Jan Oblak of Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels.

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