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Revolution in the Ballon d'Or: Four changes in the regulations!

Published:11/03/2022 - 16:48h

Updated:11/03/2022 - 16:48h

L'Equipe has announced a series of changes regarding the criteria for the election of the Ballon d'Or, after the last edition (won by Leo Messi) generated a sea of controversy

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Total revolution for the election of the Balloon of Gold 2022. 'L'Instrument' has announced the changes that will suffer the award that rewards to the best footballer of the world. Lionel Messi was the last in winning it, in the past edition, but from now everything will change. The French magazine has desvelado a revolution that has four key points so that the election for the prize was more 'just'.

The first modification is that now it will take in account what achieves in a complete season. To date, it evaluated from January until the month of December of every year, by what chose in base to two half seasons. Like this then , the next Balloon of Gold will take in account the exert of the footballers until the Eurocopa feminine 2022, which will be contested in the month of July.

This wants to say, besides, that the performance in the World-wide of Qatar 2022 will cost for the election of the Balloon of Gold 2023, by what the fight by the award will be, practically, between the players that up to now have said "present" and have comported like the true leaders for his teams, with his goals, assistances and contributions on the terrain of game.

The second change is quite marked and related with the preparation of the lists. For the moment, in the Balloon of masculine Gold presents a list of 30 candidates, twenty for the feminine award and ten for the trophies Yachine and Kopa. Now, it will be different, put this election of the candidates will do it between the editorial of France Football, Didier Drogba (ambassador of the trophy) and the voters of the past edition that approached more to the final result. In this year, they will be: Truong Anh Ngoc, Gordon Watson and Karolina Hlavackova.

For the process of vote of the prizes also there is an important modification. Previously, they participated representatives of 170 countries, but now will be only the first 100. "Only the representatives of the first one hundred countries in the ranking FIFA (and the fifty for the women) will be enabled to vote".

Finally, they have had changes in the criterion that will use from now on to choose to the winner of the Balloon of Gold. The first criterion, in question, is that it highlights that it is an individual prize and will be the first that it is necessary to take in account in the vote: "The Balloon of Gold is an individual prize. The criterion number 1 will centre mainly in the exert individual and the character resolutivo and impactante of the contendientes".

After taking in account the made by the player, will come the collective section: "the criterion number 2 will centre in the collective performance and the record accumulated during the season. Finally, the criterion number 3 will refer to the class of the player and his sense of the clean game. Because give example also explains. The most attentive will have noticed the disappearance of the criterion of the "career of the player".

New date of the Balloon of Gold

Likewise, the date in which it will celebrate the ceremony of delivery of the Balloon of Gold has changed. This year it will be on 22 October in the Theatre of Chatelet of Paris, little more than a month afterwards regarding the date of the past edition (29 November 2021).

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