See how £100m Manchester City star reacted to Mason Mount’s Ballon d’Or ranking

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Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount was among the five Blues player to make the 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist.

Mount made the cut along with Cesar Azpilicueta, Romelu Lukaku, N’Golo Kante and Jorginho.

The 22-year-old ended up in an impressive 19th place, and was the second ranked player from the England squad, only behind Raheem Sterling who came in 15th.

A proud Mount took to social media to reveal how glad he was to make it to the top 20.

He wrote on social media: “#19. An honour to be nominated for the Ballon d’Or award.”

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Many football stars commented on Mount’s post, including Britain’s most expensive signing Jack Grealish, who commented: “Jheeeeze Man in the whistle n flute… Fully deserved brother,” Grealish said on Instagram.

Mount had previously revealed how proud he was to make the 30-man Ballon d’Or shortlist.

“To see my name alongside the names I’ve looked up to all my life is crazy, Messi in particular,” the midfielder told GQ Magazine.

“When I was younger I was a ball boy during a Barcelona and Chelsea match at Stamford Bridge and seeing him up close was amazing.”

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