What is the Ballon d’Or?

The Ballon d’Or is an annual football award presented by France Football, a French weekly football magazine. It has been awarded since 1956 to the best male footballer in the world, as voted on by a panel of international journalists.

Originally, the award was open only to European players, but it was later expanded to include players from anywhere in the world. The Ballon d’Or has become one of the most prestigious individual awards in the sport of football, with many players aspiring to win it.

In addition to the Ballon d’Or, France Football also presents a women’s Ballon d’Or award and a Kopa Trophy, which is awarded to the best under-21 player in the world. The Ballon d’Or and Kopa Trophy were previously awarded together, but were separated in 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who won the Ballon d’Or in 2022?

Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema won the 2022 Ballon d’Or by the second-biggest margin ever. He was in front of Sadio Mane by 356 votes, while Cristiano Ronaldo failed to get a single vote.

2. What are the criteria for the Ballon d’Or voting?

The voting criteria were updated this year to eliminate consideration for overall career performance, and instead, they were focused on three main factors – individual performance in the previous season, team success during the previous season, player behavior and fair play during a season in consideration.

3. Who is considered the G.O.A.T. of football nowadays?

This is a debatable topic, and the answer varies from analyst to analyst. After certain numbers were crunched, the final 10 for this flattery title were Christiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Pele, Diego Maradona, Marco van Basten, Johan Cruyff, Ferenc Puskas, Alfredo Di Stefano, Ronaldo, and Michel Platini.

4. Who was the best free-kick taker of all time?

Although Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are considered the best free-kick takers in modern-day football, it is Juninho Pernambucano who scored the most goals by taking free kicks in the history of the game.

5. Who is the all-time scoring leader in the history of football?

The current all-time scoring leader is Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 824 goals in 1150 games played, and he will look to update his resume in the upcoming season with Manchester United.

6. Who won the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar?

Argentina won the FIFA World Cup 2022 in Qatar. According to many analysts and fans, it was one of the most exciting finals in the history of the game. Argentina defeated France after a penalty shootout, and this was the third time in the history of the competition that Gauchos won the trophy.

7. Who was the top scorer at the Qatar World Cup?

The top scorer at the World Cup in Qatar was Frenchman Kylian Mbappe. He won the Golden Boot award, courtesy of his hat trick in the final, and ended the competition with eight goals. The runner-up was Lionel Messi with seven goals.

8. Who had the most assists at the FIFA World Cup in 2022?

Five players tied for the most assists at the 2022 FIFA World Cup – Argentina’s Lionel Messi, Portugal’s Bruno Fernandes, France’s Antoine Griezman, England’s Harry Kane, and Croatia’s Ivan Perisic with a total of three each.

9. Has Messi ended the G.O.A.T. debate after winning the 2022 World Cup?

This is a topic that is still highly debatable in football circles. However, numerous experts and analysts agree that the World Cup trophy was the one thing missing on Messi’s resume to be considered the greatest football player that ever stepped on the pitch.

Being top 2 in the goals scored and tied with the most assists at the tournament, he was one of the most impactful players in the tournament. He also became the first player in the history of the World Cup to score a goal in the group stage, round of sixteen, quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals.

Looking at Messi’s resume, talent, and career achievements, it is safe to say that he has a very strong case and that he might be considered the greatest footballer ever when he finally hangs his cleats and retires.

10. Who was the best young player of the 2022 World Cup?

Argentina’s Enzo Fernandez is handed the trophy for the Best Young Player at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He was an integral part of the team and had priceless contributions to the team’s success.


Mark Boardman is a UK-based music PR man, journalist, and the founder of MarkMeets Entertainment, a popular entertainment website that provides news, reviews, and interviews with celebrities, musicians, and other notable figures in the entertainment industry. He has over a decade of experience in the media industry and has worked with several high-profile clients, including Sony Music, Warner Music, Universal Music, and ITV.

Boardman began his career as a journalist, writing for various publications, including Heat, More!, and Reveal. He later transitioned to PR, working with several music labels and managing the publicity campaigns of various artists.

In addition to his work in the entertainment industry, the media mogul is also involved in various charitable causes and has supported organizations such as the Teenage Cancer Trust, the National Autistic Society, and the British Heart Foundation.

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