Latest updates as Lionel Messi favourite and Aitana Bonmati wins Feminin award

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The Ballon d’Or awards ceremony takes place on the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris this night when soccer’s most prestigious prize is offered to the most effective footballer from the 2022/23 season.

Lionel Messi, the favorite to win the Ballon d’Or, is probably the most embellished winner of all time with seven triumphs to his identify. His heroics in serving to Argentina win the World Cup imply Messi seems prone to prolong his file with an eighth win however he faces competitors from Manchester Metropolis’s Erling Haaland who had a record-breaking season of his personal and PSG’s Kylian Mbappe after he received Ligue 1 and performed an enormous half in taking France to the World Cup last.

The ladies’s award, the Ballon d’Or Féminin, may also be handed out this night. Spain’s Aitana Bonmati is the favorite to succeed Alexia Putellas because the award winner after main Spain to their Ladies’s World Cup triumph and Barcelona to the Ladies’s Champions League however there could also be some surprises in retailer on the ceremony.

Comply with alongside for the newest updates from the Ballon d’Or awards in Paris with our liveblog beneath:

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  • Lionel Messi is the favorite to win the Ballon d’Or for an eighth time

  • Early record reveals Mohamed Salah eleventh, Harry Kane in nineteenth

  • Jude Bellingham wins Kopa Trophy

  • Vinicius Jr succeeeds Sadio Mane as winner of Socrates award

  • Barcelona win Membership of the Yr award for FCB Femeni’s triumphs in 22/23

  • Emi Martinez wins Yashin Trophy for greatest goalkeeper

  • Erling Haaland wins Gerd Muller award for many targets

  • Man Metropolis win Membership of the Yr for males’s sport after treble triumph

  • Aitana Bonmati wins Ballon d’Or Feminin 2023

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21:25 , Karl Matchett

Onto the boys’s award we go. Benzema received final 12 months however was solely sixteenth this time round.

Lionel Messi has been the overwhelming favorite for the reason that second he lifted the World Cup trophy in Qatar, however is there a shock within the works?

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21:14 , Karl Matchett

Mary Earps fifth, Chelsea’s Sam Kerr completed as runner-up. Tenth and eleventh for Lionesses too, with Rachel Daly and Millie Vibrant in these positions respectively.

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Bonmati speaks after receiving her prize:

“I’m very proud to obtain the award tonight, it has been a singular 12 months. That is a person prize however soccer is a staff sport so I wish to prolong this to all my teammates at Barcelona and Spain. I wouldn’t have the success with out them.”

Joan Laporta is given particular be aware by Bonmati for the assist provided to the ladies’s staff, whereas the Spain star has congratulations for the opposite nominees.

“Maintain dwelling by instance and hold preventing for a extra peaceable and equal world,” she provides in English.

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21:06 , Karl Matchett

Novak Djokovic is on stage to do the presentation for the Ballon d’Or Feminin and the ultimate 4. The tennis maestro reveals he’s a Pink Star Belgrade fan…in addition to AC Milan. A little bit of tennis chatter and he reveals he needs to say Olympic gold in Paris subsequent 12 months as an enormous profession purpose he has left.

Onto the award.

Bonmati, Kerr, Paralluelo and Rolfo are the ultimate 4…

Aitana Bonmati wins ladies’s Ballon d’Or!

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21:00 , Karl Matchett

And persevering with the identical method, the subsequent three for the boys. Two from Man Metropolis on this group.

seventh Alvarez, Argentina

sixth Vinicius Jr, Brazil

fifth Rodri, Spain

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20:57 , Karl Matchett

On we go along with the subsequent rankings for the large awards and one other Lioness within the reveal – goalkeeper Mary Earps takes fifth.

seventh Popp, Germany

sixth Carmona, Spain

fifth Earps, England

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20:52 , Karl Matchett

Manchester Metropolis are given the nod as Membership of the Yr within the males’s sport, considerably unsurprisingly. They received the Premier League, Champions League and FA Cup.

Seven Ballon d’Or nominees are right here tonight so they’re all up on stage together with some membership fits to obtain the award.

“We’re very proud, we loved a very good season. However everyone knows this isn’t the product of 1 season, it’s greater than a decade of onerous work,” mentioned Ferran Soriano.

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Haaland is requested his ideas on the noble artwork of plundering targets and leaving defences downhearted.

“If I’m giving recommendation it’s to remain hungry, particularly as a striker. Be prepared and be within the second, keep sharp and need to rating, need to have this sense as I had fairly a couple of instances final season. It’s as straightforward as that – chase this sense!”

Lineker provides his evaluation on the large Norwegian:

“His motion is so good, his anticipation. Goalscoring is like arithmetic. It’s formulation not intuition: make runs into area the place you assume you’ll be able to rating if the ball goes there. It’s the legislation of chance and he does it higher than anybody else in the meanwhile.”

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Gerd Muller trophy subsequent..no prizes for guessing who high scored for membership and nation!

Lewandowski in fifth with 36 targets. Messi fourth hit 38. Kane managed 40 to take third.

Mbappe scored a whopping 54, he’s second.

Erling Haaland with a totally ridiculous 56 targets!

“Because of Man Metropolis for making myself each single day, the workers and Pep. I at all times need to thank my household and folks round me for making me who I’m at the moment,” he mentioned. We now get to observe each single a type of strikes in a video montage.

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Gary Lineker is on stage now to current the Gerd Muller award, the one handed to the 12 months’s greatest purpose machine.

“Soccer has developed loads. I personally assume it’s higher and higher, the competitors is best and there are such a lot of unbelievable gamers who’re a credit score to the sport. I’m happy with younger gamers talking up about vital points. The sport on the sphere is in fine condition,” our Match of the Day face says.

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“French individuals nonetheless take into consideration on daily basis – was it the save of your life?” Drogba asks the stopper. He does start to reply however boos interrupt him – Drogba has to silence a couple of within the crowd jeering whereas Martinez is speaking, saying sporting respect have to be proven.

That will get a couple of bits of applause. Actually, it’s not Uefa you already know!

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20:31 , Karl Matchett

Time for the most effective goalkeeper to step ahead and declare their award. And never drop it, clearly.

Ederson, Bounou, Martinez, Courtois or Ter Stegen?

Drogba pronounces Martinez because the winner! Just a few cheers as he takes to the stage. Alberto Martinez comes on stage too, Emi’s father, at hand over the award.

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20:27 , Karl Matchett

A full run-down of the Feminin nominees from 30 via to the highest ten…properly, we all know to eighth already so right here you go.

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Membership president Joan Laporta recieves the award for Membership of the Yr, for the achievements of the ladies’s staff throughout 2022/23.

FCB Femeni received the Liga F in Spain, the Supercopa de Espana and the Champions League. In league play they misplaced solely as soon as throughout 30 matches, profitable a wild 28 of them.

It’s their Champions League last comeback which stands out although, 2-0 down after 37 minutes to Wolfsburg earlier than earlier than roaring again to win 3-2.

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20:16 , Karl Matchett

On we go along with the itemizing within the Ballon d’Or Feminin, the primary three inside the highest ten being named…together with one of many Lionesses.

tenth: Rachel Daly – England

ninth: Linda Caicedo – Colombia

eighth: Patricia Guijarro – Spain

And for the boys, the identical:

tenth: Luka Modric – Croatia

ninth: Bernardo Silva – Portugal

eighth: Victor Osimhen – Nigeria

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The complete Kopa Trophy record and Bellingham’s phrases on receiving the trophy.

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Luka Modrid is available in at No.10! We’re heading alongside at a clip. Good things. Straight into the Socrates award now.

This was solely introduced in final 12 months, with Sadio Mane the winner for his humanitarian work.

Prince Albert II of Monaco is right here to current the award and he arms it over to Vinicius Jr!

The Actual Madrid man was appointed head of Fifa’s anti-racism participant committee earlier this 12 months. He has additionally been concerned with work with underprivileged kids in his dwelling nation.

Didier Drogba gives Vini Jr the chance to ship a “sturdy message” on racism to the soccer world.

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20:01 , Karl Matchett

Didier Drogba and journalist Sandy Heribert are on stage and we’re straight on with it with the primary award, the Kopa Trophy.

And it goes to Jude Bellingham! That was quick. He has loved an excellent begin with Actual Madrid however this award is for final season, his work with Dortmund and England on the World Cup. Jamal Musiala finishes runner-up!

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19:56 , Karl Matchett

So what else will we get for our cash tonight? Not simply the Ballon d’Or and Feminin, but additionally the Kopa and Yashin trophies we’ve talked about beforehand. PLUS! The next three:

  • Gerd Muller Trophy, for the striker to attain probably the most targets for membership and nation

  • Socrates Award, which recognises humanitarian work

  • Membership of the 12 months award

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19:53 , Karl Matchett

L’Equipe are exhibiting the clips of the eleventh to fifteenth gamers now – Emi Martinez’s highlights reel from the World Cup was fairly particular, significantly that last save from Randal Kolo Muani. So many sliding doorways moments in that match!

And but he’s not the highest ranked goalkeeper, with Yassine Bounou, of Morocco and Sevilla final season, pipping him in thirteenth.

Just a few Lewandowski targets, some Gundogan assists after which Mohamed Salah’s trickery, ending and celebrations.

That’s your handful on the cusp of the highest ten – quickly we’ll be into the chosen few for the principle occasion.

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19:48 , Karl Matchett

All three English gamers revealed there have had nice begins to 2023/24 season too, in three totally different leagues now in fact: Kane in Germany, Bellingham in Spain and Saka remaining within the Premier League.

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19:45 , Karl Matchett

We’re about quarter-hour from the ceremony because of be beginning, with Didier Drogba the grasp presenter this night.

Mbappe is in the home…so too the trophy itself. Would he be a cert to be lifting it if he had been on the profitable staff within the World Cup last ten months in the past?

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19:42 , Karl Matchett

Apparently, the Ballon d’Or nominees have simply been launched within the order they completed…as much as the highest ten in fact!

Listed here are the finishers eleventh to thirtieth within the males’s award:

  • 11. Mohamed Salah (Egypt, Liverpool)

  • 12. Robert Lewandowski (Poland, Barcelona)

  • 13. Yassine Bounou (Morocco, Sevilla/Al-Hilal)

  • 14. Ilkay Gundogan (Germany, Manchester Metropolis/Barcelona)

  • 15. Emiliano Martinez (Argentina, Aston Villa)

  • 16. Karim Benzema (France, Actual Madrid/Al-Ittihad)

  • 17. Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Georgia, Napoli)

  • 18. Jude Bellingham (England, Borussia Dortmund/Actual Madrid)

  • 19. Harry Kane (England, Tottenham/Bayern Munich)

  • 20. Lautaro Martinez (Argentina, Inter Milan)

  • 21. Antoine Griezmann (France, Atletico Madrid)

  • 22. Min-jae Kim (South Korea, Napoli/Bayern Munich)

  • 23. Andre Onana (Cameroon, Inter Milan/Manchester United)

  • 24. Bukayo Saka (England, Arsenal)

  • 25. Josko Gvardiol (Croatia, Leipzig/Manchester Metropolis)

  • 26. Jamal Musiala (Germany, Bayern Munich)

  • 27. Nicolo Barella (Italy, Inter Milan)

  • 28. Martin Odegaard (Norway, Arsenal)

  • 28. Randal Kolo Muani (France, Eintracht Frankfurt/Paris St-Germain)

  • 30. Ruben Dias (Portugal, Manchester Metropolis)

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19:40 , Karl Matchett

Ederson, Bernardo Silva, Rodri and Erling Haaland all make their entrances, the Man Metropolis contingent stopping to take a couple of pictures on the best way and salute the ready followers. Briefly, at the very least.

Haaland is grabbed for a fast phrase as he waltzes via and offers his customary temporary, apparent and understated responses.

“I slept very well, I performed actually good yesterday. I feel it’s each footballer’s dream to win so yeah. All the fellows right here deserve it.”

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19:35 , Karl Matchett

The celebrities are arriving! Right here’s the favorite for the boys’s award tonight, Leo Messi with household alongside him.

Will he be celebrating title No.8 tonight? Nicely, let’s not spoil it too early…

What’s the distinction between the Ballon d’Or and The Greatest Fifa Awards?

19:30 , Karl Matchett

Simply in case you had been questioning what the principle variations are between the 2 showpiece awards, right here’s a fast explainer for you from again in February – when “The Greatest” awards had been being given out – which particulars how they happened, who provides every one and the way the voting programs work.

Tonight may be very a lot Ballon d’Or evening!

What’s the distinction between the Ballon d’Or and The Greatest Fifa Awards?

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It’s not all concerning the Ballon d’Or award for Lionel Messi – the large new signing of Inter Miami CF is a finalist for Main League Soccer’s newcomer of the 12 months too.

The league introduced these up for its year-end awards Thursday with the winners being named all through the MLS Cup Playoffs.

It’s no shock that Messi, Argentina’s nice who joined Inter Miami this summer time, could be up for the honour. The worldwide nice has created a sensation since coming to play in the USA’ high soccer league. He has posted 11 targets and eight assists since becoming a member of Miami for the MLS Leagues Cup competitors in July.

Lionel Messi is a finalist for the MLS Newcomer of the Yr award

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Georgia Stanway says it’s irritating the Ballon d’Or ceremony going down on the eve of a spherical of girls’s worldwide video games was not “deliberate somewhat bit higher”.

The England and Bayern Munich midfielder is among the many nominees however is not going to be at Monday night’s ceremony in Paris as she prepares for the Lionesses’ match in opposition to Belgium in Leuven, a part of a busy schedule of Nations League fixtures on Tuesday.

Stanway, whose worldwide team-mates Mary Earps, Millie Vibrant and Rachel Daly have additionally been shortlisted for the celebrated awards, instructed a press convention relating to her nomination: “It’s very cool, and good to get the accolade in addition to lots of the team-mates within the Lionesses.

“There’s a couple of individuals I’d additionally add to the record who’ve had very, very profitable years. It’s an actual achievement to be amongst these names.

“It’s unlucky we couldn’t be there. That’s one thing we spoke as a participant group (about), and we simply form of mentioned it might be good sooner or later if it wasn’t on a matchday minus one, in order that we may benefit from the expertise. It’s (irritating), as a result of it’s probably a once-in-a-lifetime alternative. You by no means know in the event you’re ever going to get chosen for such an accolade like that once more, so it might be very nice to benefit from the expertise and be there and really feel like a star amongst the celebs.”

Extra right here:

Georgia Stanway upset to overlook ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ Ballon d’Or ceremony

Lionel Messi is not the most effective on the earth however he nonetheless deserves one final Ballon d’Or

19:12 , Karl Matchett

For the eighth and doubtless final time, Lionel Messi will win the Ballon d’Or tonight. Messi will beat competitors from Manchester Metropolis’s treble-winners, an inevitable consequence after he impressed Argentina to their first World Cup since Diego Maradona did the identical in 1986. The betting has stopped, and the one thriller left on the Paris ceremony is to guess the material of his swimsuit.

Messi’s journey might be instructed in soccer and in trend decisions. He collected his first Ballon d’Or in 2009 carrying a fundamental black swimsuit and tie, wanting like a boy on the faculty promenade, and with every passing 12 months his apparel grew to become extra daring: the bow tie and tux in 2010, the velvet sheen in 2011 and the garish polka dots in 2012 symbolising the blooming confidence of a younger man who may do no fallacious, who may take a hideous swimsuit like a nasty cross and switch it into one thing nice, or at the very least barely much less hideous, by dint of his personal brilliance.

Issues received somewhat out of hand in 2013 when he wore a full purple ensemble, an outfit which, in hindsight, didn’t should win. Messi was crushed by Cristiano Ronaldo two years in a row, and when he lastly resumed his throne in 2015, he did so again in a basic black tuxedo. In 2019, Messi’s easy gray tie was a suitably sombre look to finish his four-year winless drought, earlier than the shimmering sparkles of 2021 which lit him up like a galaxy as he claimed No 7.

Lawrence Ostlere takes a have a look at Messi’s magic – and his wardrobe – because the Ballon d’Or awards method:

Lionel Messi is not the most effective on the earth however he deserves one final Ballon d’Or

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19:06 , Karl Matchett

…and the ‘fashionable’ period, also called the Cristiano and Messi period. It’s pretty routine and repetitive, so far as being regularly the best (as voted by those that do, at the very least) goes.

2008 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

2009 Lionel Messi, Argentina

2010 Lionel Messi, Argentina

2011 Lionel Messi, Argentina

2012 Lionel Messi, Argentina

2013 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

2014 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

2015 Lionel Messi, Argentina

2016 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

2017 Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal

2018 Luka Modric, Croatia

2019 Lionel Messi, Argentina

2020 Not Awarded, Covid

2021 Lionel Messi, Argentina

2022 Karim Benzema, France

2023 … ?!

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19:00 , Karl Matchett

How a couple of trek via historical past and the earlier winners of the Ballon d’Or?

All the best way again to 1990 we go! Let’s face it, not a lot level beginning 2008 or any later as there aren’t too many names on it from that time…!

  • 1990 Lothar Matthaus, Germany

  • 1991 Jean Pierre Papin, France

  • 1992 Marco van Basten, Netherlands

  • 1993 Roberto Baggio, Italy

  • 1994 Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgaria

  • 1995 George Weah, Liberia

  • 1996 Matthias Sammer, Germany

  • 1997 Ronaldo, Brazil

  • 1998 Zinedine Zidane, France

  • 1999 Rivaldo, Brazil

  • 2000 Luis Figo, Portugal

  • 2001 Michael Owen, England

  • 2002 Ronaldo, Brazil

  • 2003 Pavel Nedved, Czech Republic

  • 2004 Andriy Shevchenko, Ukraine

  • 2005 Ronaldinho, Brazil

  • 2006 Fabio Cannavaro, Italy

  • 2007 Kaka, Brazil

Ballon d’Or shortlist: Who’re the nominees for 2023 award tonight?

18:54 , Karl Matchett

Ballon d’Or 2023: Who’s nominated for the Kopa Trophy?

  • Xavi (RB Leipzig / PSV Eindhoven)

  • Jamal Musiala (FC Bayern)

  • Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund / Actual Madrid)

  • Alejandro Balde (FC Barcelona)

  • Eduardo Camavinga (Actual Madrid)

  • Gavi (FC Barcelona)

  • Rasmus Höjlund (Atalanta / Manchester United)

  • Pedri (FC Barcelona)

  • Antonio Silva (Benfica)

  • Elye Wahi (HSC Montpellier / RC Lens)

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18:48 , Karl Matchett

Ballon d’Or 2023: Who’s shortlisted for the Yashin Trophy?

  • Brice Samba (Lens)

  • Dominik Livakovic (Dinamo Zagreb and Fenerbahce)

  • Aaron Ramsdale (Arsenal)

  • Andre Onana (Inter Milan and Manchester United)

  • Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa)

  • Ederson (Manchester Metropolis)

  • Marc-Andre Ter Stegen (Barcelona)

  • Mike Maignan (AC Milan)

  • Thibaut Courtois (Actual Madrid)

  • Yassine Bounou (Sevilla and Al-Hilal)

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18:42 , Karl Matchett

Ballon d’Or Féminin 2023: Who’s nominated for the ladies’s award?

  • Daphne Van Domselaar (Twente and Aston Villa)

  • Lena Oberdorf (Vfl Wolfsburg)

  • Hinata Miyazawa (MyNavi Sendai)

  • Millie Vibrant (Chelsea)

  • Salma Paralluelo (Barcelona)

  • Sophia Smith (Portland Thorns)

  • Hayley Raso (Manchester Metropolis and Actual Madrid)

  • Amanda Ilestedt (Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal)

  • Georgia Stanway (Bayern Munich)

  • Olga Carmona (Actual Madrid)

  • Fridolina Rolfo (Barcelona)

  • Rachel Daly (Aston Villa)

  • Alba Redondo (Levante)

  • Lina Caicedo (Actual Madrid)

  • Kadidiatou Diani (Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais)

  • Patricia Guijarro (Barcelona)

  • Ewa Pajor (Vfl Wolfsburg)

  • Guro Reiten (Chelsea)

  • Sam Kerr (Chelsea)

  • Debinha (North Carlina Braveness and Kansas Metropolis Present)

  • Aitana Bonmati (Barcelona)

  • Alexandra Popp (Vfl Wolfsburg)

  • Yui Hasegawa (Manchester Metropolis)

  • Jill Roord (Vfl Wolfsburg and Manchester Metropolis)

  • Katie McCabe (Arsenal)

  • Wendie Renard (Olympique Lyonnais)

  • Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona)

  • Mary Earps (Manchester United)

  • Khadija ‘Bunny’ Shaw (Manchester Metropolis)

  • Mapi Leon (Barcelona)

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18:36 , Karl Matchett

Ballon d’Or 2023: Who’s nominated for the boys’s award?

  • Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig and Manchester Metropolis)

  • Andre Onana (Inter Milan and Manchester United)

  • Karim Benzema (Actual Madrid and Al-Ittihad)

  • Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)

  • Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich)

  • Bukayo Saka (Arsenal)

  • Randal Kolo Muani (Eintracht Frankfurt and Paris Saint-Germain)

  • Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund and Actual Madrid)

  • Kevin De Bruyne (Manchester Metropolis)

  • Bernardo Silva (Manchester Metropolis)

  • Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (Napoli)

  • Emiliano Martinez (Aston Villa)

  • Ruben Dias (Manchester Metropolis)

  • Nicolo Barella (Inter Milan)

  • Erling Haaland (Manchester Metropolis)

  • Martin Odegaard (Arsenal)

  • Ilkay Gundogan (Manchester Metropolis and Barcelona)

  • Yassine Bounou (Sevilla and Al-Hilal)

  • Julian Alvarez (Manchester Metropolis)

  • Vinicius Jr (Actual Madrid)

  • Rodrigo (Manchester Metropolis)

  • Lionel Messi (Paris Saint-Germain and Inter Miami)

  • Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid)

  • Lautaro Martinez (Inter Milan)

  • Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)

  • Kim Min-jae (Napoli and Bayern Munich)

  • Luka Modric (Actual Madrid)

  • Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-German)

  • Victor Osimhen (Napoli)

  • Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur and Bayern Munich)

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18:30 , Karl Matchett

A reminder that tonight’s not nearly these two main awards for the boys’s and girls’s sport.

We’ll additionally see the Yashin trophy handed out for the highest goalkeeper of the 12 months, and the Kopa trophy for the most effective teenager round.

The present holders of these two are Actual Madrid’s Thibaut Courtois and Barcelona’s Gavi respectively.

Earlier winners of the Yashin are Alisson Becker and Gianluigi Donnaruma.

And the earliest Kopa winners had been Kylian Mbappe, Matthijs de Ligt and Pedri.

Ballon d’Or odds record

18:20 , Karl Matchett

Not a lot to separate the favourites…solely kidding. Leo Messi is way and away the favorite to win after triumphing on the World Cup. Odds from playing.com:

  • Messi 1/9

  • Haaland 9/2

  • Vini Jr 50/1

  • De Bruyne 50/1

  • Rodri 50/1

And for the Feminin winner, Aitana Bonmati is a equally overwhelming favorite:

  • Bonmati 1/5

  • Carmona 8/1

  • Earps 10/1

  • Kerr 16/1

Lionel Messi is not the most effective on the earth however he nonetheless deserves one final Ballon d’Or

18:10 , Karl Matchett

For the eighth and doubtless final time, Lionel Messi will win the Ballon d’Or tonight. Messi will beat competitors from Manchester Metropolis’s treble-winners, an inevitable consequence after he impressed Argentina to their first World Cup since Diego Maradona did the identical in 1986. The betting has stopped, and the one thriller left on the Paris ceremony is to guess the material of his swimsuit.

Messi’s journey might be instructed in soccer and in trend decisions. He collected his first Ballon d’Or in 2009 carrying a fundamental black swimsuit and tie, wanting like a boy on the faculty promenade, and with every passing 12 months his apparel grew to become extra daring: the bow tie and tux in 2010, the velvet sheen in 2011 and the garish polka dots in 2012 symbolising the blooming confidence of a younger man who may do no fallacious, who may take a hideous swimsuit like a nasty cross and switch it into one thing nice, or at the very least barely much less hideous, by dint of his personal brilliance.

Issues received somewhat out of hand in 2013 when he wore a full purple ensemble, an outfit which, in hindsight, didn’t should win. Messi was crushed by Cristiano Ronaldo two years in a row, and when he lastly resumed his throne in 2015, he did so again in a basic black tuxedo. In 2019, Messi’s easy gray tie was a suitably sombre look to finish his four-year winless drought, earlier than the shimmering sparkles of 2021 which lit him up like a galaxy as he claimed No 7.

Lawrence Ostlere takes a have a look at Messi’s magic – and his wardrobe – because the Ballon d’Or awards method:

Lionel Messi is not the most effective on the earth however he deserves one final Ballon d’Or

Georgia Stanway upset to overlook ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ Ballon d’Or ceremony

18:05 , Karl Matchett

Georgia Stanway says it’s irritating the Ballon d’Or ceremony going down on the eve of a spherical of girls’s worldwide video games was not “deliberate somewhat bit higher”.

The England and Bayern Munich midfielder is among the many nominees however is not going to be at Monday night’s ceremony in Paris as she prepares for the Lionesses’ match in opposition to Belgium in Leuven, a part of a busy schedule of Nations League fixtures on Tuesday.

Stanway, whose worldwide team-mates Mary Earps, Millie Vibrant and Rachel Daly have additionally been shortlisted for the celebrated awards, instructed a press convention relating to her nomination: “It’s very cool, and good to get the accolade in addition to lots of the team-mates within the Lionesses.

“There’s a couple of individuals I’d additionally add to the record who’ve had very, very profitable years. It’s an actual achievement to be amongst these names.

“It’s unlucky we couldn’t be there. That’s one thing we spoke as a participant group (about), and we simply form of mentioned it might be good sooner or later if it wasn’t on a matchday minus one, in order that we may benefit from the expertise. It’s (irritating), as a result of it’s probably a once-in-a-lifetime alternative.”

Georgia Stanway upset to overlook ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ Ballon d’Or ceremony

What time is the Ballon d’Or tonight?

16:31 , Karl Matchett

The Ballon d’Or awards ceremony takes place tonight when soccer’s most prestigious particular person prize is offered to probably the most worthy recipient. The Ballon d’Or and Ballon d’Or Féminin are annual awards offered by French information journal France Soccer and have been operating since 1956.

Karim Benzema, who led Actual Madrid to the Champions League, LaLiga, Uefa Tremendous Cup and Spanish Tremendous Cup titles, lifted the Ballon d’Or trophy final 12 months whereas Alexia Putellas received the ladies’s award for a second consecutive 12 months.

Lionel Messi is probably the most embellished Ballon d’Or winner with seven triumphs to his identify and is the large favorite to be awarded the trophy once more this 12 months after his heroics in serving to Argentina win the World Cup. Messi faces competitors from Manchester Metropolis’s Erling Haaland and PSG’s Kylian Mbappe.

Aitana Bonmati is the favorite to succeed Putellas for the Ballon d’Or Feminin after main Spain to the Ladies’s World Cup and Barcelona to the Ladies’s Champions League. Bonmati was named participant of the event in each the World Cup and Champions League, whereas Chelsea and Australia star Sam Kerr may place extremely.

Right here’s every thing that you must know forward of the ceremony:

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