Friday, December 1, 2023

Ballon d’Or 2023: already a leak? The winner announced!

On October 30 at the Chatelet theater in Paris, Karim Benzema, winner in 2022, will officially know his successor. According to information from Sport, a Spanish newspaper, Lionel Messi should be crowned an 8th time, notably ahead of Kylian Mbappé once again. Despite a rather average season in Paris, Pulga won the best trophy of his career with the World Cup in Qatar, beating the French team of Mbappé and Griezmann in the final. He should therefore logically win the trophy, he who is already the most successful player with 7 trophies, ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has five.

List of nominees for the 2023 Ballon d’Or

Among the French people named, we find the 2022 Ballon d’Or, Karim Benzema, but also Kylian Mbappé, Antoine Griezmann and Randal Kolo Muani. Karim Benzema should, however, give up his trophy after a more complicated season individually and collectively with Real Madrid (semi-finalist in the Champions League and second in the championship), before his departure to Saudi Arabia for Al-Ittihad. Kylian Mbappé, who left his mark on the World Cup with his unfortunate hat-trick in the final, can on the other hand more claim to be on the podium for this Ballon d’Or. However, it seems that the favorites for the moment are the Norwegian Erling Haaland, who has had a string of victories with Manchester City (Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup) and goals… 52 in 53 matches, but also Lionel Messi, after his World Cup victory with Argentina. Neymar and Cristiano Ronaldo are not among those selected. Here is the list of nominees for the 2023 Ballon d’Or:

  • Josko Gvardiol (21 years old, Manchester City/Croatia)
  • Jamal Musiala (20 years old, Bayern Munich/Germany)
  • André Onana (27 years old, Manchester United/Cameroon)
  • Karim Benzema (35 years old, Al-Ittihad/France)
  • Mohamed Salah (31 years old, Liverpool/Egypt)
  • Bukayo Saka (22 years old, Arsenal/England)
  • Kevin De Bruyne (32 years old, Manchester City/Belgium)
  • Jude Bellingham (20 years old, Real Madrid/England)
  • Randal Kolo Muani (24 years old, PSG/France)
  • Bernardo Silva (29 years old, Manchester City/Portugal)
  • Khvicha Kvaratskhelia (22 years old, Naples/Georgia)
  • Nicolo Barella (26 years old, Inter Milan/Italy)
  • Emiliano Martinez (31 years old, Aston Villa/Argentina)
  • Ruben Dias (26 years old, Manchester City/Portugal)
  • Erling Haaland (23 years old, Manchester City/Norway)
  • Martin Odegaard (24 years old, Arsenal/Norway)
  • Ilkay Gündogan (32 years old, Barça/Germany)
  • Yassine Bounou (32 years old, Al-Hilal/Morocco)
  • Julian Alvarez (23 years old, Manchester City/Argentina)
  • Vinicius Junior (23 years old, Real Madrid/Brazil)
  • Rodri (27 years old, Manchester City/Spain)
  • Antoine Griezmann (32 years old, Atlético Madrid/France)
  • Lionel Messi (36 years old, Inter Miami/Argentina)
  • Lautaro Martinez (26 years old, Inter Milan/Argentina)
  • Robert Lewandowski (35 years old, Barça/Poland)
  • Kim Min-jae (26, Bayern Munich/South Korea)
  • Luka Modric (37 years old, Real Madrid/Croatia)
  • Kylian Mbappé (24 years old, PSG/France)
  • Victor Osimhen (24 years old, Naples/Nigeria)
  • Harry Kane (30 years old, Bayern Munich/England)

List of nominees for the 2023 Women’s Ballon d’Or

The 30 nominees for the women’s Ballon d’Or were also revealed on Wednesday September 6, 2023. Among them, only two French women, compared to four during the previous edition. These are Kadidiatou Diani, recently arrived from PSG to OL, and the essential Wendie Renard. But the favorite to obtain this prestigious award remains Aitana Bonmati, who recently guided Spain to their historic coronation at the World Cup after achieving the treble with FC Barcelona (Champions League, Liga F, Spanish Super Cup) . Note that the Spaniards Alba Redondo, Olga Carmona and Salma Paralluelo also have every chance. Here is the list of nominees for the 2023 Ballon d’Or:

  • Kadidiatou Diani (28 years old, OL/France)
  • Linda Caicedo (18 years old, Real Madrid/Colombia)
  • Alba Redondo (27 years old, Levante/Spain)
  • Rachel Daly (31 years old, Aston Villa/England)
  • Fridolina Rolfo (29 years old, Barça/Sweden)
  • Olga Carmona (23 years old, Real Madrid/Spain)
  • Georgia Stanway (24 years old, Bayern Munich/England)
  • Amanda Ilestedt (30 years old, Arsenal/Sweden)
  • Hayley Raso (29, Real Madrid/Australia)
  • Sophia Smith (23 years old, Portland/United States)
  • Salma Paralluelo (19 years old, Barça/Spain)
  • Millie Bright (30 years old, Chelsea/England)
  • Hinata Miyazawa (23 years old, Manchester United/Japan)
  • Lena Oberdorf (21 years old, Wolfsburg/Germany)
  • Daphne van Domselaar (23 years old, Aston Villa/Netherlands)
  • Sam Kerr (29, Chelsea/Australia)
  • Debinha (31 years old, Kansas City/Brazil)
  • Patricia Guijarro (25 years old, Barça/Spain)
  • Ewa Pajor (26 years old, Wolfsburg/Poland)
  • Guro Reiten (29 years old, Chelsea/Norway)
  • Aitana Bonmati (25 years old, Barça/Spain)
  • Alexandra Popp (32 years old, Wolfsburg/Germany)
  • Yui Hasegawa (26 years old, Manchester City/Japan)
  • Jill Roord (26, Manchester City/Netherlands)
  • Katie Mccabe (27, Arsenal/Ireland)
  • Wendie Renard (33 years old, OL/France)
  • Asisat Oshoala (28 years old, Barça/Nigeria)
  • Mary Earps (30 years old, Manchester United/England)
  • Mapi Leon (28 years old, Barça/Spain)
  • Khadija Shaw (26, Manchester City/Jamaica)

What is the ranking for the 2022 Ballon d’Or?

Karim Benzema was crowned Ballon d’Or 2022 and becomes the 5th French player in history to win the title after Papin, Zidane, Platini and Kopa, here is the complete ranking:

  • 1st: Karim Benzema (FRA/Real Madrid)
  • 2nd: Sadio Mané (SEN/Liverpool/Bayern Munich)
  • 3rd: Kevin De Bruyne (BEL/Man City)
  • 4th: Robert Lewandowski (POL/ FC Barcelona)
  • 5th: Mohamed Salah (EGY/LIV)
  • 6th: Kylian Mbappé (FRA/PSG)
  • 7th: Thibaut Courtois (BEL/Real Madrid)
  • 8th: Vinicius Jr (BRE/ Real Madrid)
  • 9th: Luka Modric (CRO/ Real Madrid)
  • 10th: Erling Haaland (NOR/Dortmund/Manchester City)
  • 11th: Son Heung-min (CDS, Tottenham)
  • 12th: Riyad Mahrez (ALG, Manchester City)
  • 13th: Sébastien Haller (CIV, Ajax then Borussia Dortmund)
  • 14th tied: Fabinho (BRE, Liverpool)
  • 14th tied: Rafael Leao (POR, AC Milan)
  • 16th: Virgil Van Dijk (HOL, Liverpool)
  • Tied 17th: Casemiro (BRE, Real Madrid)
  • Tied 17th: Luis Diaz (COL, FC Porto then Liverpool)
  • Tied 17th: Dusan Vlahovic (SER, Fiorentina then Juventus)
  • 20th: Cristiano Ronaldo (POR, Manchester United)
  • 21st: Harry Kane (ENG, Tottenham)
  • Tied 22nd: Trent Alexander-Arnold (ENG, Liverpool)
  • Tied 22nd: Phil Foden (ENG, Manchester City)
  • Tied 22nd: Bernardo Silva (POR, Manchester City)
  • Tied 25th: Antonio Rüdiger (ALL, Chelsea then Real Madrid)
  • Tied 25th: Christopher Nkunku (FRA, RB Leipzig)
  • Tied 25th: Darwin Nunez (URU, Benfica then Liverpool)
  • Tied 25th: Mike Maignan (FRA, AC Milan)
  • Tied 25th: Joshua Kimmich (GER, Bayern Munich)
  • Tied 25th: Joao Cancelo (POR, Manchester City)

What is the ranking for the 2022 women’s Ballon d’Or?

Alexia Putellas, the FC Barcelona player, was crowned for the second consecutive time in 2022. She is the first in history to obtain such a consecration. “It’s magical! With the first one I discovered what the Ballon d’Or was. To have it again today, it makes me unique. The objective now is to get back in shape, to get back up to speed, or even better because I don’t want to say goodbye to all that” she explained during the ceremony. Classification :

  • 1. Alexia Putellas (ESP, 28 years old; FC Barcelona)
  • 2. Beth Mead (ENG, 27; Arsenal)
  • 3. Sam Kerr (AUS, 28 years old; Chelsea)
  • 4. Lena Oberdorf (GER, 20 years old; Wolfsburg)
  • 5. Aitana Bonmati (ESP, 24 years old; FC Barcelona)
  • 6. Alexandra Popp (ALL, 31 years old; Wolfsburg)
  • 7. Ada Hegerberg (NOR, 27 years old; Lyon)
  • 8. Wendie Renard (FRA, 32 years old; Lyon)
  • 9. Catarina Macario (USA, 22 years old; Lyon)
  • 10. Lucy Bronze (ENG, 30 years old; Manchester City/FC Barcelona)
  • 11. Vivianne Miedema (HOL, 26 years old; Arsenal)
  • 12. Christiane Endler (CHL, 31 years old; Lyon)
  • 13. Alex Morgan (USA, 33 years old; Orlando Pride/San Diego Wave)
  • 14. Selma Bacha (FRA, 21 years old; Lyon)
  • 15. Millie Bright (ENG, 28; Chelsea)
  • 16. Asisat Oshoala (NGA, 27 years old; FC Barcelona)
  • 17. Marie-Antoinette Katoto (FRA, 23 years old; Paris-SG)
  • 18. Trinity Rodman (USA, 20 years old; Washington Spirit)
  • 19. Fridolina Rolfo (SUE, 28 years old; FC Barcelona)
  • 20. Kadidiatou Diani (FRA, 27 years old; Paris-SG)

When will the 2023 Ballon d’Or take place?

The 2023 Ballon d’Or ceremony should crown one of the architects of the next World Cup, a key moment of the 2022-2023 season. The trophy should once again be presented at the Théâtre du Chatelet on October 30.


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