🏆 2022 Ballon d’or Ceremony and Award Night

The 2022 Ballon d’Or (French: Ballon d’Or) will be the 66th annual ceremony of the Ballon d’Or, presented by France Football, and recognising the best footballers in the world in the 2021–22 season.

The nominees for the ceremony were announced on 12 August 2022.

For the first time in the history of the award, it will be given based on the results of the season instead of the calendar year.

This is a thread for the 2022 Balon d’or ceremony and award night. Join the discussion and share your views on this topic.

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Who are the 2022 men’s Ballon d’Or nominees?

The 30-player, Messi-less shortlist for the men’s Ballon d’Or is:

Thibaut Courtois - Real Madrid/Belgium
Rafael Leão - AC Milan/Portugal
Christopher Nkunku - RB Leipzig/France
Mohamed Salah - Liverpool/Egypt
Joshua Kimmich - Bayern Munich/Germany
Trent Alexander-Arnold - Liverpool/England
Vinícius Júnior - Real Madrid/Brazil
Bernardo Silva - Manchester City/Portugal
Luis Díaz - Porto/Liverpool/Colombia
Robert Lewandowski - Bayern Munich/Poland
Riyad Mahrez - Manchester City/Algeria
Casemiro - Real Madrid/Brazil
Son Heung-min - Tottenham Hotspur/South Korea
Fabinho - Liverpool/Brazil
Karim Benzema - Real Madrid/France
Mike Maignan - AC Milan/France
Harry Kane - Tottenham Hotspur/England
Darwin Núñez - Benfica/Uruguay
Phil Foden - Manchester City/England
Sadio Mané - Liverpool/Senegal
Sebastien Haller - Ajax/Ivory Coast
Luka Modric - Real Madrid/Croatia
Antonio Rüdiger - Chelsea/Germany
Cristiano Ronaldo - Manchester United/Portugal
Kevin De Bruyne - Manchester City/Belgium
Dusan Vlahovic - Fiorentina/Juventus/Serbia
Virgil van Dijk - Liverpool/Netherlands
João Cancelo - Manchester City/Portugal
Kylian Mbappé - Paris Saint-Germain/France
Erling Haaland - Borussia Dortmund/Norway

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Who are the 2022 Women’s Ballon d’Or nominees?

The 20-player shortlist for the Women’s Ballon d’Or is:

Selma Bacha (Lyon/France)
Aitana Bonmatí (Barcelona/Spain)
Millie Bright (Chelsea/England)
Lucy Bronze (Manchester City/England)
Kadidiatou Diani (PSG/France)
Christiane Endler (Lyon/Chile)
Ada Hegerberg (Lyon/Norway)
Marie-Antoinette Katoto (PSG/France)
Sam Kerr (Chelsea/Australia)
Catarina Macario (Lyon/USWNT)
Beth Mead (Arsenal/England)
Vivianne Miedema (Arsenal/Netherlands)
Alex Morgan (Orlando Pride/San Diego Wave/USWNT)
Lena Oberdorf (Wolfsburg)
Asisat Oshoala (Barcelona/Nigeria)
Alexandra Popp (Wolfsburg/Germany)
Alexia Putellas (Barcelona/Spain)
Wendie Renard (Lyon/France)
Trinity Rodman (Washington Spirit/USWNT)
Fridolina Rolfö (Barcelona/Sweden)

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Who are the 2022 Kopa Trophy nominees?

The 10-player shortlist for the Kopa Trophy, given to the best men’s under-21 player in 2021/22, is:

Karim Adeyemi (RB Salzburg/Germany)
Jude Bellingham (Borussia Dortmund/England)
Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid/France)
Gavi (Barcelona/Spain)
Ryan Gravenberch (Ajax/Netherlands)
Josko Gvardiol (RB Leipzig/Croatia)
Nuno Mendes (Sporting CP/PSG/Portugal)
Jamal Musiala (Bayern Munich/Germany)
Bukayo Saka (Arsenal/England)
Florian Wirtz (Bayer Leverkusen/Germany)

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Who are the nominees for the Yashin Trophy?

The 10 men’s goalkeepers nominated for the Yashin Trophy, which is named after 1963 Ballon d’Or winner Lev Yashin, are:

Alisson (Liverpool/Brazil)
Bono (Sevilla/Morocco)
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid/Belgium)
Ederson (Manchester City/Brazil
Hugo Lloris (Tottenham/France)
Mike Maignan (AC Milan/France)
Édouard Mendy (Chelsea/Senegal)
Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich/Germany)
Jan Oblak (Atlético Madrid/Slovenia)
Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt/Germany)

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OFFICIAL: The 2022 Men’s Ballon d’Or ranking 30-25:

:uruguay: Darwin Núñez
:fr: Christopher Nkunku
:portugal: João Cancelo
:de: Antonio Rüdiger
:fr: Mike Maignan
:de: Joshua Kimmich

All ranked =25th. :sweat_smile:

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OFFICIAL: The 2022 Men’s Ballon d’Or ranking 24-21:

:portugal: Bernardo Silva (=22nd)
:england: Phil Foden (=22nd)
:england: Trent Alexander-Arnold (=22nd)
:england: Harry Kane (21st)

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OFFICIAL: The 2022 Men’s Ballon d’Or ranking 20-16:

:portugal: Cristiano Ronaldo (20th)
:colombia: Luis Díaz (=17th)
:serbia: Dušan Vlahović (=17th)
:brazil: Casemiro (=17th)
:netherlands: Virgil van Dijk (16th)

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2022 represents Cristiano Ronaldo’s joint-lowest Ballon d’Or ranking after finishing =20th with @Carra23 in 2005.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has made the 30-man shortlist every year since 2004:

2004 = 12th
2005 = 20th
2006 = 14th
2007 = 2nd
2008 = :trophy:
2009 = 2nd
2010 = 6th
2011 = 2nd
2012 = 2nd
2013 = :trophy:
2014 = :trophy:
2015 = 2nd
2016 = :trophy:
2017 = :trophy:
2018 = 2nd
2019 = 3rd
2021 = 6th
2022 = 20th

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For the first time in 16 years neither of the GOATs make the Ballon d’Or top three.

What a run :goat:

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Asisat Oshoala is the first African woman to be nominated for the Ballon d’Or :raised_hands:

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Benzema deserves :trophy: :raised_hands: :fr:

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Sébastien Haller finishes in 13th place in the Ballon d’Or.

His 34 goals and nine assists for Ajax last season was incredible :boom:

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Benzema deserving winner! :trophy:

Will miss Messi tonight. :hugs:

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:black_small_square: Cristiano Ronaldo’s lowest (20th) finish since 2005
:black_small_square: Lionel Messi missed the shortlist for the first time since 2005

This feels different.

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Ballon d’Or fits through the years :rewind:

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It’s Ballon d’Or day :trophy::hourglass_flowing_sand:

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It’s been 14 years since a player from an English club won the men’s Ballon d’Or :flushed:

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Iran ‘Receba’ Ferreira on the red carpet for the Ballon d’Or ceremony. What a journey :star:

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