Late in the evening on Monday, 2 December (the start of the ceremony at 21:30), the authoritative edition of France Football during a gala evening at the Paris theater “Chatelet” call the name of the owner of “Golden ball”, which will choose from among 30 applicants for the award to the best player in the world plays in Europe.
As claimed by the authoritative Spanish edition Marca, the prize in the past year will go to the forward of “Barcelona” Lionel Messi, who yesterday scored the winning goal in the away match of the championship of Spain with “Atletico” (1:0).
If the information of the Spanish colleagues are confirmed, the Argentine will win the “Golden ball” for the sixth time in his career (he produced exactly 10 years ago) and will overtake the number of awards Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who in the collection of the five “balls”.
While in the collection of a 32-year-old Lionel Messi, the five Golden balls
It is assumed that the main competitor of Messi’s Dutch defender Virgil van Dijk, who won with Liverpool in the Champions League.
Recall that during the ceremony in Paris will also call the owners of the women’s “Gold ball” trophy Lev Yashin (best goalkeeper) and Kopa awards Trophy best young player (in number of nominees — goalkeeper of the national team of Ukraine Andrey Lunin).
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