Leo Messi, raising the Balloon of Gold 2015 in the Camp Nou

THE BALLOON OF GOLD HEATS ENGINES

They can benefit to Messi the new norms of the Balloon of Gold?

Published:24/10/2016 - 00:21h

Updated:24/10/2016 - 00:50h

On 25 October they will announce the 30 definite candidates to the Balloon of Gold 2016, between which boasts that they are Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, the aspiring maxima. This time, only sportive journalists will vote in the election

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It does some weeks made public the "divorce" between the FIFA and "France Football" by what does to the delivery of the prize FIFA Balloon of Gold. A trophy that was born in 2010 after the fusion between the maximum organism of the world of the football and the prestigious magazine gala.

From now, the French magazine will follow the way that undertook in 1956, with a much humbler methodology that the one who was making up to now in the FIFA Balloon of Gold. The gala of delivery of the prize will be much more modest, and besides the votes will be only of journalists of the sportive means more important of Europe.

In this sense, some ask if the theoretical objectivity of the European journalists and of the French magazine "France Football" could equalise the possibilities between Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, given the prestige of the Argentinian and the numbers that is harvesting this season, to the detriment of a Christian Ronaldo that it does not raise the flight with the Real Madrid in spite of the titles that won in the last months.

Before, the election of the Balloon of Gold carried out by part of captains, seleccionadores and journalists, of conjoint way. Now only they will vote 211 journalists, what could favour to Leo Messi and give the chime. To fault of few days so that it announce the list of 30 candidates, is good moment to remember the main changes in the rule of the Balloon of Gold 2016:

The main new signals of identity of the Balloon of Gold:

  • Unlike editions backwards, the winner will be chosen of a list of 30 footballers and no 23.
  • They disappear the finalists and only will know the players that form part of this list of 30 players. With the FIFA Balloon of Gold knew a month before the three footballers of the list of votes, which travelled to Zurich to participate in the annual gala of the FIFA.
  • The delivery of the prize happens to be the second Monday of January to shortly before Navidad, like antaño.

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