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Ballon d'Or  2023 - LIVE: ranking already revealed, Mbapp only 3rd?

The France Football Ballon d'Or will be awarded this Monday, October 30 at Paris, follow the latest news live.

The essentials

  • Winner in 2022, Karim Benzema will hand over his Ballon d'Or to Lionel Messi according to information from several media including the always very well informed; Fabrizio Romano. Winner of the World Cup, the Pulga will achieve the rollercoaster and go a little further into history.
  • In the rankings, the current Miami player should be ahead of Norway ;gien Erling Haaland, winner of the Champions League with Manchester City and Frenchman Kylian Mbappé who fails once again in the quest for this trophy.
  • Among the women, the FC Barcelona player, Aitana Bonmatí, should succeed; Alexia Putellas.


16:00 – How are the winners chosen?

Marc Las, editorial director of the L'équipe chain, explained: the voting methods for the different trophies. For the Ballon d'Or and the Yachine Trophy, “100 journalists from around the world – who correspond to the first 100 countries in the Fifa rankings – choose their top 5. Each place gives a certain number of points, and the The player with the most is elected Ballon d'Or. For the women's Ballon d'Or, the operation is the same but with 50 journalists from the top 50 countries only. Finally, for the Kopa trophy, "it is the former Golden Balls who vote, it is not journalists, nor the general public."

3:30 p.m. – Barça and Spain rewarded

Among the 30 players nominated for the Ballon d'Or, we find 6 players from FC Barcelona, ​​winner of the 2023 Champions League. The Blaugrana club is ahead of VfL Wolfsburg, finalist of the Champions League, who has 4 representatives like Manchester City. On the side Of the nations, it is Spain which logically dominates with 6 representatives after its title in the World Cup. world Cup. England follows, world finalist, with 4 players in this top 30. Only two French players are present: striker Kadidiatou Diani (28), moved from PSG to France. OL this summer, and defender Wendie Renard, also a Lyon player, and the oldest on the list of 30 selected (33 years old). /p>

3:00 p.m. – A contested podium

Australian Samantha Kerr should appear on the podium for the Ballon d'Or, like last year. She was prolific this season to help Chelsea win win a double Cup-Championship: 35 goals and 12 decisive assists in 53 matches. The Englishwoman from Aston Villa Rachel Daly, and the Nigerian from Barça Asisat Oshoala, also authors of numerous goals (respectively 36 and 29 goals this season), are two other candidates for the podium.

2:30 p.m. – Bonmatí for a triplet Spanish?

The FC Barcelona player should win the Ballon d'Or this evening: winner of the Champions League and the World Cup this year, voted best player in both competitions, Aitana Bonmatí should logically be crowned for the first time. On an individual level, she made 21 starts and delivered 21 goals. 23 decisive passes in 45 matches played. She would succeed her compatriot Alexia Putellas, crowned in 2021 and 2022, extending Spanish supremacy. Alexia Putellas, also a FC Barcelona player, was the victim of a cruciate ligament rupture. this year and therefore did not participate in the competition. as much as her teammate in the hat-trick; of his club (Liga, Spanish Cup, Super Cup) and Spain's world title.

2:00 p.m. – Messi, model of longevity

After having been among the youngest winners of the Ballon d'Or, Only 22 years old in 2009, Lionel Messi will become the second oldest winner of the World Cup. of History. The record, almost unbeatable, belongs to; English winger Stanley Matthews: he won in 1956, at 41 years old, the very first Ballon d'Or, which rewarded At the time the best European player. Lionel Messi will become this evening, at 36 years old, the oldest player in the world à win the Ballon d'Or from the Englishman. Remarkably, the last three years will have seen the coronation of 3 of the 5 oldest winners: Messi in 2023 (36 years old), Benzema in 2022 (34 years old), and from then on. Ià Messi in 2021 (34 years old). Only Stanley Matthews and Lev Yachine, winner 34 years old in 1963, compete.

1:30 p.m. – The Premier League dominates, like France and Argentina

With 14 nominees having played in the Premier League in 2023, the English championship confirms its recent domination. For comparison, the French championship only has 3 representatives, with Mbappé, Kolo Muani and Messi who played in the championship. the 2022-2023 season at PSG. Argentina is the best represented nation, with 4 players (Lionel Messi, Lautaro Martinez, Emiliano Martinez, Julian Alvarez) on the list. equality with France (Mbappé, Kolo Muani, Griezmann, Benzema). There are no less than 18 different nationalities represented, and 4 continents: Europe, South America, Africa and Asia (with Kim Min-Jae).

1:00 p.m. – The list of 30 nominees

There are four French people among the 30 nominated for the Ballon d'Or: Karim Benzema, Antoine Griezmann, Randal Kolo Muani and Kylian Mbapp. Here are the 30 players named:

< h3 class="app_edito_title_2">12:30 – The Ballon d'Or rankings are already up! known?

Lionel Messi should, according to the Catalan media and Fabrizio Romano, receive his 8th Ballon d'Or this evening. According to indiscretions, the podium should be completed by Erling Haaland, very prolific and winner of the Champions League this year, and Kylian Mbapp, unfortunate finalist of the World Cup. The rest of the ranking is not yet known.

12:00 – The ceremony program

From 5:15 p.m. and until 3:15 p.m. At 7 p.m., the rankings for the men's Ballon d'Or will be revealed. player by player, from 30th to 11th place in the opposite direction of the ranking. Every five minutes, a new player and his ranking will be revealed. From 7 p.m. to At 8:30 p.m., the players and various football personalities will enter the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. Paris. Finally, From 8:45 p.m., the ceremony will begin with the presentation of the men's and women's Golden Balls, but also the Kopa Trophy, the Yachine Trophy, the Gerd Müller Trophy , the Socrates Prize and the Club of the Year.

11:30 – Hello to all and all everyone!

Welcome to you to follow this Ballon d'Or 2023 ceremony. You will find all the information on the awards here, before following the ceremony live on Twitter. from 8:45 p.m.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116