Has Arsenal keeper David Ospina been nominated for football's biggest award?

Ospina, Cech, Martinez

Is this true? We can't wait to see more distinctly average players nominated for a Ballon d'Or.

After we made it past the silly season that is the summer transfer window, we're now entering a much more sensible award season – to be specific, it's almost the Ballon d'Or.

The shortlist for the award is normally announced at the end of October, and usually it's full of all the biggest names around.

However, we reckon we've found the 'leaked list', which looks almost legit apart from the fact it has some very odd choices of players. 

The usual stars are there - Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez etc - but then we're absolutely baffled by the decision to include...Arsenal's David Ospina.

Ospina has featured for the Gunners just 23 times and after conceding an absolute howler in the Champions League clash with Olympiakos on Tuesday, we're really confused as to why he's on the list!

However, we're not quite as confused as to why Bournemouth loanee Christian Atsu and Queens Park Rangers midfielder Massimo Luongo get the nod. 

What on earth is going on? Well, we're not sure, but if this is legit (we doubt it is) then why isn't Mike Williamson or Lee Cattermole on there, they're more distinctly average than Ospina and Atsu. 

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