It’s the time of the year again! The Ballon D’or nominees are out. So, there are lots of questions in the mind of the fan about who’s going to win the Ballon D’or this year? Is it going to be the best defender Van dijk, the all-time champion Lionel Messi or Ronaldo? Let’s find out about the nominees.
How did all this start? Well former player and journalist, Gabriel Hanot, created this idea of honoring Europe’s best player. Hanot was also behind the start of the European club competition. Also, the birth of the European Cup in 1955/56. In 1995, players around the world started to participate in the European club. In 2007, the eligibility was extended. In 2010 and 2015, the FIFA and Ballon d’Or combined into one award. Yet, the two split ways in 2016 and on.
In the Ballon D’or event, the forwards and creative midfielders have led the award. And in addition, there are 30 nominations for Men’s and 20 for Women’s Ballon d’Or. The aim of this event is also to encourage players to be among the best footballers. Football is a game for everybody to enjoy, you can enjoy it by playing on a pitch, on PS4 or FIFA or even at Spin and Win. Yes… there’s a panoply of games that are theme-related to football on this site. You will find games such as Supreme Football Slot, Football Star Slot, Football Scratch Slot, and many more. Another cool thing is that all the games are playable on any device. So, sit back and watch the game begin!
Luka Modric won 2018 Ballon d’Or. He is currently a Real Madrid and Croatia player. Yet, this year it seems like there’s a battle between Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk and Lionel Messi of Barcelona along with Cristiano Ronaldo. Van Dijk has an upper hand as he was voted the UEFA Player of the Year. Plus, Virgil Van Dijk was crowned European champions and UEFA Defender of the Season. However, Lionel Messi was selected as the FIFA FIFPro Best Men’s Player last month.
Messi is the favourite. Will he win his sixth Ballon d’Or? There’s a probability of 2/1 for him to win this title again. Even though he lost the UCL and Copa del Rey, he lifted the Liga trophy with Barcelona. And he won the European Golden Shoe with 36 goals. Yet failing to win the Copa America with Argentina, his chances are low.
Cristiano Ronaldo is among the one that will win the Ballon d’Or. The 34- year-old Juventus player had a disappointing season. This was based on his personal level. Yet, he has been the top player of all time! Will he go home with the Ballon d’Or?
The other 27 nominations are: Mo Salah; Sadio Mane; Roberto Firmino; Sergio Aguero; Trent Alexander-Arnold; Georginio Wijnaldum; Raheem Sterling; Eden Hazard; Alisson; Kylian Mbappe; Frenkie de Jong; Bernardo Silva; Riyad Mahrez; Marquinhos; Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang; Karim Benzema; Donny van de Beek; Marc-André ter Stegen; Heung-min Son; Kevin De Bruyne; Robert Lewandowski; Dusan Tadic; Hugo Lloris; Kalidou Koulibaly; Joao Felix; Antoine Griezmann; Matthijs de Ligt.