Ballon d’Or 2022 List – Ballon d’Or Nominees List, Men & Women – The 30-man list for the prestigious Ballon d’Or 2022 award was revealed on Friday when Lionel Messi did not feature in the list for the first time since 2005. plenary session from 2022. Earlier, this award was given for the performance of the player in a calendar year. We take a look at the details about the Ballon d’Or nominees and the Ballon d’Or 2022 ceremony.
Ballon d’Or 2022 List – Ballon d’Or 30 Nominees List Men & Women
There are 30 finalists and Messi’s absence from the list is making all the headlines. This is the first time since 2005 that he will not be ready for a vote. He finished in the top three on 13 occasions between 2006 and 2021. Messi won the Ballon d’Or for a record seventh time last year, and with fellow superstar Cristiano Ronaldo he shared 12 of the last 13 Ballon d’Or trophies. Ronaldo made the cut in 2022 and now has 18 Ballon d’Or nominations compared to Messi’s 15. CWG 2022 India Gold Medal Winners List With Name & Photos
- The new guidelines for the award — individual performance and career success as primary criteria are no longer a factor
|Karim Benzema||FW||Real Madrid||France|
|Joao Cancelo||DF||Manchester City||Portugal|
|Thibaut Courtois||GK||Real Madrid||Belgium|
|Cristiano Ronaldo||FW||Manchester United||Portugal|
|Kevin De Bruyne||MF||Manchester City||Belgium|
|Luis Diaz||FW||Porto / Liverpool||Colombia|
|Phil Foden||FW||Manchester City||England|
|Erling Haaland||FW||Borussia Dortmund (now Manchester City)||Norway|
|Sebastien Haller||FW||Ajax (now Borussia Dortmund)||Ivory Coast|
|Harry Kane||FW||Tottenham Hotspur||England|
|Joshua Kimmich||MF||Bayern Munich||Germany|
|Rafael Leao||FW||AC Milan||Portugal|
|Robert Lewandowski||FW||Bayern Munich (now Barcelona)||Poland|
|Riyad Mahrez||FW||Manchester City||Algeria|
|Mike Maignan||GK||AC Milan||France|
|Sadio Mane||FW||Liverpool (now Bayern Munich)||Senegal|
|Luka Modric||MF||Real Madrid||Croatia|
|Christopher Nkunku||FW||RB Leipzig||France|
|Darwin Nunez||FW||Benfica (now Liverpool)||Uruguay|
|Antonio Rudiger||DF||Chelsea (now Real Madrid)||Germany|
|Bernardo Silva||MF||Manchester City||Portugal|
|Son Heung-min||FW||Tottenham Hotspur||South Korea|
|Virgil van Dijk||DF||Liverpool||Netherlands|
|Vinicius Junior||FW||Real Madrid||Brazil|
Ballon D’Or 2022 Women Finalist : 20 Nominees List
There are 20 nominees for the women’s award, including Chelsea’s Australian star Sam Kerr, who became the first female player on the cover of EA Sports’ FIFA 23. She joins three Americans, including Champions League winner Katrina Macario and rising star Trinity Rodman, who was a key figure in Washington Spirit’s NWSL title run.
Also on the list are three members from England’s Euro 2022 winning side, including tournament MVP Beth Mead. Runners-up Germany have two representatives on the list. Last year’s winner, Alexia Putellas, is expected to score a run for the 2022 prize after leading Barcelona to the Champions League final and La Liga title. His disappearance at the 2022 euro due to a knee injury could hurt his chances.
|Lucy Bronze||DF||Manchester City (now Barcelona)||England|
|Alex Morgan||FW||Orlando Pride (now San Diego Wave)||USA|
|Lena Oberdorf||MF||VfL Wolfsburg||Germany|
|Alexandra Popp||FW||VfL Wolfsburg||Germany|
|Trinity Rodman||FW||Washington Spirit||USA|
When will Ballon d’Or 2022 ceremony take place?
- The Ballon d’Or 2022 ceremony will take place on October 17, 2022, at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris.
- The timing of the event is yet to be announced.
- Apart from the Ballon d’Or 2022 award, the ceremony will also present the Copa Trophy (for the best performing player under the age of 21) and the Yashin Trophy (for the best goalkeeper).
- The Copa trophy was won by Pedri while Gianluigi Donnarumma won the Yashin Trophy in 2021.
Who will be the favourites to win Ballon d’Or 2022?
- Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema and Bayern Munich’s Sadio Mane are currently favourites to win the Ballon d’Or 2022 trophy.
- Benzema has been strongly tipped to win the Ballon d’Or 2022 trophy, helping Real Madrid lift both La Liga and the Champions League.
- He had a big role to play in the European champions’ victories over PSG and Manchester City during the competition.