Ballon d’Or 2022 Results - Benzema holds the prize. 5-time winner Cristiano ranked 20th.

Ballon d’Or 2022

Ballon d’Or 2022 Results

The much-awaited results from the prestigious french award function Ballon d’Or 2022 were announced in Paris on Monday evening. On the 66th edition of the Ballon d’Or award ceremony, Karim Benzema was announced as the winner to hold the Ballon d’Or 2022 award, it is the first for a Frenchman after Zidane since 1998 and by this, he becomes the fifth as well as oldest Frenchman to do so at the age of 34 since Stanley Matthews in 1956.

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Followed by Sadio Mane who takes second place, Kevin de Bruyne holds third place and Robert Lewandowski finishes fourth!


Ballon d’Or Winner 2021

Seven times record Ballon d’Or winner and the winner of Ballon d’Or 2021, Lionel Messi was omitted from the list of the top 30 and was not even nominated. On the other hand, five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo finished 20th on the list, and many other names were also in the news and criticized who would have been a better choice to hold the award this year.

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Interesting Facts from Ballon d’Or 2022

  • Benzema has won this title for the first time.
  • Benzema was nominated 10th time this year for the award.
  • Benzema becomes 5th Frenchman to hold the award.
  • Benzema becomes the oldest Frenchman to hold the award.
  • Benzema is the first Frenchman after Zidane to hold the award.
  • Benzema becomes only the second player aside from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo to win the award since 2008.
  • Alexia Putellas has won the Ballon d'Or Feminin for the second year in a row.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo records lowest ranking in 17 years.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo ranked 20th on the list.
  • Lionel Messi was omitted from the list for the first time since 2005.


Round Up of Awards in Ballon d’Or 2022

  • Kopa Trophy - Gavi
  • Club of the Year - Manchester City
  • Socrates Award - Sadio Mane
  • Gerd Muller Trophy - Robert Lewandowski
  • Yashin Trophy - Thibaut Courtois
  • Ballon d'Or Feminin - Alexia Putellas
  • Ballon d'Or - Karim Benzema


Purpose of the Ballon d’Or Award

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The award is held every year since 1956 by the French news magazine - “France Football” to honor players who performed the best over the previous year based on votes by football journalists. Only from the year 2010 to 2015, this award merged with FIFA World Player of the Year (Founded in 1991) in an agreement, but, in 2016 the partnership ended and the two awards were separated once again. The winners from the year 2010-2015 hold the honor of both awards equally.


Ballon d’Or 2022 FAQs

  • Ballon d’Or 2022 winner

Ans - On the 66th edition of the Ballon d’Or award ceremony, Karim Benzema is announced as the winner to hold the Ballon d’Or 2022 award.


  • Ballon d’Or 2022 ranking

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  • Ballon d’Or 2022 nominees

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  • Ballon d’Or 2022 date and time

Ans - The Ballon d'Or 2022 ceremony will begin at 12:00 AM IST on Tuesday, October 18. List of TV channels that will broadcast the Ballon d'Or 2022 ceremony.


  • Ballon d’Or 2022 news

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  • What is Ballon d’Or?

Ans - The "Ballon d'Or", which translates into "Golden Ball", is an annual award that is presented by France Football Magazine to the male football player who performed well over the previous year.


  • When was Ballon d’Or started?

Ans - The Ballon d'Or award was created in 1956 by French journalist Gabriel Hanot to celebrate individual brilliance in the team of a player over a span of a year.


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