The list of 30 nominees for the Ballon d'Or will be revealed this Wednesday, September 6: how to follow the ceremony?
Who will succeed Karim Benzema? This Wednesday, September 6, the 30 nominees for the 2023 Ballon d'Or will be revealed live on the L'Equipe Channel from 6:30 p.m. Manchester City players should fill the list after their historic treble in the 2022-2023 season (Champions League, Premier League, FA Cup): Rodri, Bernardo Silva, Grealish, Stones, Alvarez and Gundogan (left for FC Barcelona) should be included in the list of 30 nominees. Above all, Erling Haaland, already the author of 34 goals in all competitions in 2023, is one of the two favorites for the trophy awarded by France Football. But the number one candidate remains Lionel Messi, winner of his first World Cup in December and voted best player of the competition, who already has seven Ballons d'Or to his name. If his end of season at PSG was very disappointing, he found color on the soccer fields in the United States under the jersey of Inter Miami, since he led them to victory in the Leagues Cup.
On the French side, Karim Benzema should 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 league), before his departure for Saudi Arabia to Al-Ittihad. We will obviously find Kylian Mbappé, who left his mark on the World Cup with his unfortunate hat-trick in the final, and who can claim the podium for this Ballon d'Or. Antoine Griezmann, 3rd in the Ballon d'Or in 2018 but absent from the rankings since 2019, should return to at least the top 30 after a good season at Atletico. Osimhen, Kvaratskhelia and Vinicius Jr could also claim a very good place in the ranking.
Tonight, the 30 nominees for the Women's Ballon d'Or will also be revealed, with the favorite being Aitana Bonmati, who recently guided Spain to their historic World Cup title after scoring the treble with FC Barcelona ( Champions League, Liga F, Spanish Super Cup). Two-time winner Alexia Putellas is not expected to be a contender this year due to an ACL injury that has sidelined her for most of the year. The 10 nominees for the Kopa Trophy (best player under 21) and the 10 nominees for the Yachine Trophy (best goalkeeper) will also be revealed this evening.
The list of 30 nominees for the 2023 Ballon d'Or will be revealed from 6:30 p.m. until around 9 p.m., at the same time as the 30 nominees for the women's Ballon d'Or. The 10 nominees for the Yachine trophy for best goalkeeper and those nominated for the Kopa trophy for best young player will be revealed during the same ceremony.
The ceremony will be broadcast on La Chaîne L'Equipe in a special edition of L'Equipe de Greg.
Karim Benzema was crowned Ballon d'Or 2022 and becomes the 5th French player in history to title after Papin, Zidane, Platini and Kopa, here is the complete ranking:
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. Having it again today 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 :
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.