Ballon d'Or: News

The Ballon d'Or is an annual football award presented by France Football. It started in 1956. In 2010, an agreement was made with FIFA and the award was renamed as the FIFA Ballon d'Or. However, the partnership ended in 2016 and the award was reversed back to Ballon d'Or. It honors male players who have performed the best over the previous year.

31 Oct 2023

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi wins his eighth Ballon d'Or award

The biggest names in world football gathered for the prestigious Ballon d'Or 2023 ceremony in Paris.

29 Oct 2023

Luka Modric

Luka Modric completes 500 appearances for Real Madrid: Key stats

Luka Modric marked his 500th appearance for Real Madrid as they prevailed over FC Barcelona 2-1 on matchday 11 of the 2023-24 La Liga.

18 Oct 2022

Sadio Mane

Bayern Munich's Sadio Mane wins inaugural Socrates award: Details here

Bayern Munich forward Sadio Mane won the inaugural Socrates Award at the 2022 edition of the Ballon d'Or ceremony in Paris.

18 Oct 2022


Alexia Putellas wins second successive Women's Ballon d'Or: Career achievements

Spanish ace Alexia Putellas has won the Ballon d'Or for the second consecutive year.

18 Oct 2022

Karim Benzema

Karim Benzema wins Ballon d'Or 2022 award

The biggest names in world football gathered for the prestigious Ballon d'Or 2022 ceremony in Paris.

13 Aug 2022


Lionel Messi misses out on Ballon d'Or nomination: Here's why

Lionel Messi has missed out on the 2022 Ballon d'Or nomination. Messi has been left off the 30-man list of Ballon d'Or nominees for the first time since 2005.

30 Nov 2021


Lionel Messi wins Ballon d'Or 2021 award

The biggest names in world football gathered for the prestigious Ballon d'Or 2021 ceremony in Paris.

29 Nov 2021


Ballon d'Or 2021: All that you need to know

The biggest names in world football will be gathering for the prestigious Ballon d'Or 2021 ceremony in Paris tonight.

15 Dec 2020

Cristiano Ronaldo

Ballon d'Or Dream Team: Messi and Ronaldo find berths

Football legends Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have been included in the greatest team of all time announced by France Football - Ballon D'or Dream Team.

20 Jul 2020


Coronavirus outbreak: Ballon d'Or canceled for the first time

Football's prestigious award Ballon d'Or will not be presented this year as the coronavirus pandemic disrupted the season midway.

05 Apr 2020

Real Madrid

Messi or Ronaldo? Kaka names his favorite player

Former AC Milan and Real Madrid star Kaka has picked Lionel Messi over Cristiano Ronaldo.

31 Dec 2019

Virat Kohli

#ThatWas2019: Five amazing feats we witnessed in 2019

The year 2019 was a memorable one for the sporting world.

28 Dec 2019

Liverpool FC

Football: A look at the best moments this year

2019 was a year that had its fair chunk of top moments. From national teams, club football to individual honors, we had an entertaining year.

05 Dec 2019

Liverpool FC

Ronaldo's sister buries Virgil van Dijk on Instagram: Here's how

Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk was at the receiving end after he said that five-time Ballon d'Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo was not his competition, at the award ceremony, on Monday.

04 Dec 2019

Real Madrid

Chiellini blames Real Madrid for Ronaldo not winning Ballon d'Or

Italian and Juventus defender Giorgio Chiellini has blamed Real Madrid for denying Cristiano Ronaldo of winning the Ballon d'Or this year.

03 Dec 2019

FIFA World Cup

Interesting facts about 2019 Ballon d'Or Féminin winner Megan Rapinoe

Megan Rapinoe of the United States women's national soccer team (USWNT) created history on Monday after she became the second-ever woman to win the prestigious Ballon d'Or Féminin (honoring the best woman football player over the year).

03 Dec 2019


Messi wins Ballon d'Or: 5 biggest moments from 2018-19 season

Football legend Lionel Messi pocketed the Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player for a record sixth time.

30 Nov 2019

Real Madrid

Five clubs which have produced most Ballon d'Or winners

The fate of football clubs is determined by the quality of players in their ranks.

06 Nov 2019

Manchester United

Ranking the best mid-fielders to have won the Ballon d'Or

The Ballon d'Or is the most prestigious award which could be ever won by a footballer.

22 Oct 2019

Real Madrid

A look at footballers shortlisted for Ballon d'Or 2019

The Ballon d'Or is the most prestigious football award a player could ever receive.

18 Sep 2019


Cristiano Ronaldo makes shocking admission regarding his Ballon d'Or wins

Portuguese football sensation Cristiano Ronaldo has won five Ballon d'Or awards to date and is jointly tied with his Argentine rival Lionel Messi.

15 Dec 2018

Real Madrid

Modric has harsh words for Messi-Ronaldo, Ballon d'Or ceremony absentees

Croatian midfielder Luka Modric, who managed to break Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo's decade-long domination of football's top individual honor, the Ballon d'Or, is visibly livid with them for having given the award ceremony a miss.

04 Dec 2018

UEFA Champions League

Ronaldo's sister blames "mafia and money" for Ballon d'Or snub

The Ballon d'Or award was announced last night, and Luka Modric picked up the win, with Cristiano Ronaldo coming second, followed by Antoine Griezmann.

04 Dec 2018

Real Madrid

Ballon d'Or: Analyzing why Luka Modric deserved the top award

The Ballon d'Or was awarded last night to Croatian captain Luka Modric amidst a lot of media leaks and speculations.

20 Nov 2018

Real Madrid

A media report drops massive Ballon d'Or hint, fans enraged

Ballon d'Or is the most prestigious individual honor in football, and fans look forward to finding out who will be crowned the best player in the world.

11 Nov 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo

Are Messi-Ronaldo almost out of 2018 Ballon d'Or race?

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have dominated the Ballon d'Or for a decade now, with these two winning the prestigious award five times each in the last 10 years.

23 Oct 2018


Former Ballon d'Or winners reveal their favorites for this year

Awarded first in 1956, Ballon d'Or is considered the most coveted individual honor in football.

17 Oct 2018

Real Madrid

Luka Modric picks his favorite to win the Ballon d'Or

Real Madrid mid-fielder and captain of the Croatian national team, Luka Modric, is the favorite to win the Ballon d'Or this term, breaking the decade-long dominance of Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

10 Oct 2018

Manchester United

These players deserve Ballon d'Or more than me: Paul Pogba

The list of top 30 nominees for football's most prestigious prize, the Ballon d'Or, was revealed this week.

09 Oct 2018


France Football has released list of 2018 Ballon d'Or nominees

Awarded first in 1956, Ballon d'Or is considered the most coveted individual honor in football.

30 Sep 2018

Antoine Griezmann

Antoine Griezmann replies to Ramos, says was just having fun

After Los Blancos captain Sergio Ramos had lashed out at Antoine Griezmann during a press conference, Griezmann has opened up regarding the comments made by Ramos.

24 Sep 2018

UEFA Champions League

Women's Ballon d'Or is finally here: France Football announces launch

France Football has announced that it will be launching the Women's Ballon d'Or, for the first time, this year.

06 Sep 2018


I deserve the Ballon d'Or: Antoine Griezmann

France and Atletico Madrid forward, Antoine Griezmann, has opened up about the possibility of him winning the Ballon d'Or.

04 Jul 2018

FIFA World Cup

Football greats who have never won a World Cup

2018 FIFA World Cup has been more than what we bargained for.

20 May 2018

Real Madrid

Jurgen Klopp: Salah will take 15 years to match CR7

There is no doubt that Mohamed Salah has been on fire this season.

29 Dec 2017


Former footballer George Weah wins Liberia's presidential election

African nation, Liberia, has a new president. Former 'World Footballer of the Year' George Weah has been elected as Liberia's president.

18 Dec 2017

UEFA Champions League

Kaka announces retirement from football

Former Ballon d'Or winner and World Cup winner, Kaka, who was renowned for his vision and passing ability has announced his retirement from football at age 35.

09 Dec 2017


Will the Ballon d'Or duopoly ever end?

Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo have established themselves as the best footballers on the planet.

12 Nov 2017

Sexual Harassment

Hope Solo accuses ex-FIFA chief Sepp Blatter of sexual harassment

US women's soccer player Hope Solo accused the corruption-tainted former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter of sexual assault.

06 Jun 2017

Real Madrid

Who could win the Ballon d'Or 2017?

With the 2016-17 football season coming to an end, the curiosity for the winner of the prestigious Ballon d'Or has increased.