The annual Ballon d’Or is one of the most prestigious individual awards in football, and it is given to the player who is deemed to have performed the best over the course of the year. The award is voted on by a panel of football experts from around the world. Karim Benzema was chosen as the winner for Ballon d’Or 2022 and Alexia Putellas was awarded with women’s Ballon d’Or 2022 title.
Ballon d’Or 2022 Venue Date and Time
The most awaited Ballon d’or 2022 ceremony took place in Paris, France and venue was Theatre du Chatelet. The date and time that noted into the history of Ballon d’Or as well as footballing world was 12:00 AM IST on Tuesday, October 17.
History of Greatest Reward in Football – Ballon d’Or
The Ballon d’Or, or the Golden Ball, is an annual association football award presented by FIFA to the best player of the year. The Ballon d’Or is jointly awarded by the France Football magazine. The Ballon d’Or is the most prestigious accolade in French football and the most prestigious award in international football. The award is given to the best player of the year, irrespective of nationality.
The Ballon d’Or was first presented at the annual French Football Federation Awards ceremony 1956, during the 1956–57 season. The award is presented to the player who has performed the best during the previous year. The trophy is made of gold, weighing just over 7kg, and is 31 cm in height and 23 cm in diameter. The 1st winner of Ballen d’or was British Outside Right Stanley Matthews and Runner up was Real Madrid midfielder Alfredo Di Stéfano and Raymond Kopa.
Ballon d’or 2022 Nominees
This year, there are a number of players who were in contention for the award, and it was a close race. Here are Ballon d’or 2022 Nominees –
- Karim Benzema (Winner)
- Sadio Mané
- Kevin De Bruyne
Ballon d’Or 2022 Winners
These are the Ballon d’Or 2022 winners :
|Ballon d’Or||Karim Benzema|
|Ballon d'Or Féminin||Alexia Putellas|
|Yashin Trophy||Thibaut Courtois|
|Socrates Award||Sadio Mané|
|Gerd Müller Trophy||Robert Lewandowski|
|Best Club of the Year||Manchester City FC.|
Ballon d’Or 2022 rankings
1. Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
2. Sadio Mane (Liverpool to Bayern Munich)
3. Kevin de Bruyne (Manchester City)
4. Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich to Barcelona)
5. Mohamed Salah (Liverpool)
6. Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)
7. Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)
8. Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)
9. Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
10. Erling Haaland (Manchester City)
11. Son Heung-Min (Tottenham Hotspur)
12. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City)
13. Sebastien Haller (Ajax / Dortmund)
14. Fabinho (Liverpool)
14. Rafael Leao (AC Milan)
16. Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)
17. Casemiro (Real Madrid to Manchester United)
17. Dusan Vlahovic (Fiorentina / Juventus)
17. Luis Diaz (Porto / Liverpool)
20. Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus / Manchester United)
21. Harry Kane (Tottenham Hotspur)
22. Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
22. Phil Foden (Manchester City)
22. Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
25. Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)
25. Darwin Nunez (Benfica to Liverpool)
25. Antonio Rudiger (Chelsea / Real Madrid)
25. Mike Maignan (AC Milan)
25. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
25. Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
In conclusion, the Ballon d’or is a great opportunity to see how other countries view their top footballers. You might even find some new players if you keep an eye on the Ballon d’or 2022 Nominees or Ballon d’Or 2022 Winners or the Rankings! With that we conclude our Article Ballon d’Or 2022 Winners, Venue Date and Time. To know more about Sports Culture Click Here or to read other articles about football click here.
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Who won women’s Ballon d’Or 2022?
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