The Parisian Chatelet theater hosts the award ceremony Ballon d’Or 2022, the most prestigious individual award in the world and that everything indicates that it will fall into the hands of Real Madrid’s French striker Karim Benzema. There is less certainty about the female award, which is disputed by Alexia Putellas and the English Beth Mead. If the Spaniard wins, she would repeat the crown achieved in 2021 and a double hitherto unheard of since the appearance of the women’s distinction in 2018. The rest of the night will also see the presentation of the Kopa trophy to the best young player, the new Socrates award, which recognizes to the male and female soccer players most committed to social and charitable projects, and the Muller (best scorer) and Yachine (best goalkeeper) trophies. Follow the 2022 Ballon d’Or delivery gala live
“The recovery is going well, but I miss being with my colleagues a lot,” she says, her voice cracking with emotion. Alexia Putellas.
«On July 5, when I broke my knee, I thought that this award was not going to be repeated. He thought that only the last thing would be remembered, the injury. I’m very excited, “says the Spanish player.
Alexia Putellas, winner of the Ballon d’Or again
The Spanish revalidates the title that commemorates her as the best player in the world. “Very happy, very happy. When I won the first one last year I set out to improve to win it again. But this is thanks to my teammates,” says the Barcelona footballer.
Shevchenko will be in charge of reading in public the name of the best player in the world.
Time for the delivery of the women’s Ballon d’Or, will she repeat the award Alexia Putellas?
mane wins the Sócrates award, the award that highlights the most supportive player of the year. Deserved award for the Senegalese, whose investment in the minimum services in his homeland are perennial since he is a professional footballer.
Modric, ninth; Vinicius, eighth
Both Champions League winners in Real Madrid’s iconic past year fall far short of the top five. Surprise.
«For me, seeing Gavi here is a source of pride; I see how he works every day and I hope to be with him at Barça for many years », he says Pedrihis partner, after giving the award to the very young 18-year-old midfielder.
Gavi gana and the Kopa prize
“It is an honor for me to receive this award. Thanks to all my teammates and coaches from the past: Long live Barça», says the Sevillian.
Gavi signs his explosion with the Kopa Trophy
abcThe award rewards the best footballer under 21 years of age. The azulgrana takes over from Pedri, who won it last year
The award nominees Ask They are: Camavinga, Gavi, Nuno Mendes, Musiala and Bellingham.
Sale Pedri beside Ronaldo and his 2021 award from Kopa award to present the winner of the young player of the year. Remember that this award is only accessible to players under 21 years of age.
the french journalist Sandy Heribert and the legendary African footballer Didier Drogbathe presenters of the gala, introduce the 10 candidates for the Ballon d’Or.
These are: Benzema, Mbappé, Lewandowski, Salah, Mané, Modric, Vinicius, De Bruyne and Courtois.
Beautiful start to the gala at the Théâtre du Chatelet with Andrea Bocelli interpreting the No Dorma.
The gala of Golden Ball number 76 begins.
Alpine, sponsor of the gala, carries the Ballon d’Or award in one of its Formula 1 single-seaters. Stephen OconFernando Alonso’s partner (although not a close friend), who introduces the trophy in the theater.
Surprising the absence in Paris of vinicius, Modric y Haalandthree footballers who will be in the top 10 for sure.
«Very happy to be here again; I am very well surrounded », she points out smiling, and sparing in words, the current Ballon d’Or.
After the footballers of the first team, the members of the women’s team pose for the media with Alexia Putellas to the head. They are also accompanied by the president of the club, John Laporta.
After the defeat in the classic yesterday afternoon, the delegation of the Barcelona. Teenagers Pedri and Gavi (who can take the Kopa award), two steps ahead of Lewandowski and his wife.
Also acclaimed by his hometown, he poses with his father Kylian Mbappe.
“Happy to be here for the first time, I hope I get good news and win,” he says Karimwith a nervousness with happy connotations that he can’t help.
Benzema crosses the red carpet
Next to Courtois, the next Ballon d’Or winner, poses for the photographers. Very smiling, very happy, the Gaul.
«Karim deserves this award, his season was incredible. He is a legendary striker », says a smiling Ronaldo.
Following Zidane’s wake, they enter the scene Figo, Florentino Perez y Ronaldo Nazario.
gift arrives Zinedine Zidane to the red carpet and the noise grows at the Théâtre du Chatelet. “Karim has a formidable career, he deserves the Ballon d’Or,” says the Real Madrid legend, the only French Ballon d’Or at the moment.
Sadio Mané: «France is like my home and it is always a pleasure to return. I’ve had one of the best seasons of my career and I hope to win the Ballon d’Or one day; why not”, says the African just after giving himself a hug with Didier Drogba.
screams of «Karim, Karim» in the vicinity of the Théâtre du Chatelet. It is the night of Benzema, it is the night of a vintage player who with this trophy will put the icing on the cake of a legendary career.
The Manchester City expedition arrives on the red carpet. Kevin de Bruynetogether with his wife and his two sons (yes, redheads) and his wife, The foot y Ederson. So far no trace of Haaland.
There are ten positions left to reveal in the Ballon d’Or. Their names will be announced before 8:30 p.m.
Kylian Mbappe, obviously nominated, will be present at the gala in his hometown after all the controversy that lives in the tumultuous present of PSG. This is what the Parisian winger said a few months ago about Benzema: «He is 34 years old and has just had the season of his life. If he were Karim and he didn’t win this year, he would stop thinking about the Ballon d’Or forever.”
The protagonists parade through the red carpet of the Chatelet Theater while a fine rain falls on the French capital. A lot of cutaway, some bow ties of dubious beauty and several elegant dresses among the illustrious former soccer players and soccer players who meet in Paris.
After a great season at Ajax in Amsterdam, Haller He was number 13 in the voting for the Ballon d’Or. The striker, signed in the summer by Borussia Dortmund, has suffered from testicular cancer since the beginning of the season. Immersed in the recovery process, Sebastien is present at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris. Great news to see him so well.
As the afternoon progresses, the official Twitter of the magazine ‘France Football’ is gradually revealing, as a prelude, the positions of the Ballon d’Or from position number 25 to tenth. Let’s do a review.
25th: Darwin Nunez, Nkunku, Cancelo, RudigerMaignan y Kimmich.
22nd: Bernardo Silva, Foden and Alexander-Arnold.
21º: Harry Kane.
17th: Luis Diaz, Vlahovic and casemiro.
16º: Van Dijk.
14th: Leao and Fabinho.
11th: They are.
Together with Putellas, Barcelona has flown to the French capital with the nominees Pedri and Lewandowski, and with Gavithe top contender along with Camavinga to win the Kopa award, the award that distinguishes the best player of the year under 21 years of age (the current champion is Pedri).
Apart from the men’s Ballon d’Or, this afternoon the award for the best soccer player in the world is also awarded. Everything indicates, after a huge season, that the Spanish will revalidate the badge Alexia Putellas.
Surprise in the white expedition: Figo y Ronaldo Nazariotwo winners of the golden trophy, accompany the Real Madrid captain on one of the most special days of his career.
The protagonist of the day Karim Benzema, which, barring catastrophe, will be the new men’s Ballon d’Or, has traveled to Paris together with Courtois (nominee and main favorite for the Yashin award) and Florentino Pérez. At Real Madrid, everything is good news lately; even more so after the comfortable victory in the Clásico against Barcelona.
Good afternoon! Everything is ready at the Théâtre du Chatelet in Paris, where the gala of the Golden Ball.
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