Updated: 20 October 2022
The 66th Ballon d’Or award 2022 was presented by France Football on Monday at Theatre du Chatelet, Paris. The nominees for the Ballon d’Or 2022 were announced on Aug 12. It was the first time since 2005 that seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Argentine striker Lionel Messi was not nominated for the award.
In March 2022 France Football changed the rules for the Ballon d’Or that the prestigious award will be based on a single-season performance rather than a whole calendar year.
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There are a total of 7 awards that will be given this year. The Gerd Muller Trophy and club of the year award were given from 2021.
Ballon d’Or 2022 award winners
- Gerd Muller trophy (best striker)- Robert Lewandowski (Barcelona)
- Men’s Ballon d’Or (player of the year) – Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
- Women’s Ballon d’Or (player of the year) – Alexia Puttellas (Barcelona)
- Club of the year (most Ballo d’Or nominees) – Manchester City
- Kopa Trophy (best under 21 men’s player)- Gavi (Barcelona)
- Yashin Trophy (best men’s goalkeeper) – Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)
- Socrates award (recognizing player acts of solidarity) – Sadio Mane ( Bayern Munich)
Ballon d’Or 2022 Nominees
|1||Karim Benzema||Real Madrid|
|4||Robert Lewandowski||Bayern Munich|
|3||Kevin De Bruyne||Man City|
|7||Thibaut Courtois||Real Madrid|
|9||Luka Modric||Real Madrid|
|8||Vinicius Junior||Real Madrid|
|20||Cristiano Ronaldo||Juventus & ManU|
|11||Son Heung Min||Tottenham|
|12||Riyad Mahrej||Man City|
|16||Virgil van Dijk||Liverpool|
|17||Casemiro, Luis Diaz &|
|Real Madrid, Liverpool &|
|22||Phil Foden, Bernardo Silva &|
|Man City, Man City &|
|25||Mike Maignan, Joshua, Antonio,|
Cancelo, Nkunku, Nunez
|Milan, Bayern, Chelsea, Man City|