The Ballon d’Or reveals: That’s why we excluded Lionel Messi

After 15 years of running for the Grand Prize, this year’s Ballon d’Or excluded the legend Lionel Messi, from its list of 30 nominees, to reveal a journalist from France Football newspaper responsible for the award, the reasons for the exclusion.

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Expelled from the Champions and at risk

 The great rulers, Messi and Cristiano, and the contenders for the throne, Haaland and Mbappé, are out of the Champions League. A change is coming in the Ballon d’Or. Football always leaves few doors open to immutable certainties. Few beyond the one that says that if the ball crosses the line, it is a goal[…]

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Revolution in the Ballon d’Or

 As of the next edition, the best of each season will be awarded, not each calendar year: the Qatar World Cup will be part of the 2023 award Alexia Putellas and Leo Messi, winners of the Ballon d’Or 2021 The newspaper L’Équipe announced this Friday the new rules that will govern from the next edition,[…]

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