France Football has cancelled Ballon d'Or award for 2020

The prestigious prize for football which was first awarded in 1956 has cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic.
In a statement, editor-in-chief of France Football Pascal Ferre said, “From a sports perspective, two months (January and February), out of the eleven generally required to form an opinion and decide who should lift the trophies, represent far too little to gauge and judge.”


The current holder of the award is Lionel Messi. Messi has won the award six times,most by any player.


It is sad to see the most coveted individual prize for any footballer being waived off and efforts of players going into vain. One thing that France Football failed to explain was when they announce the winner in 2021 will goals and trophies of this season i.e (2019/20) even be considered? This year the likelihood of someone else, other than Messi and Ronaldo winning it was as high as ever, Robert Lewandowski was a major contender for the Ballon d’Or, looking at his current campaign. He ended the season with 34 goals in the Bundesliga and 51 in all competitions in a season that has already seen Bayern Munich win the domestic double and has them as strong favourites for the Champions League too. This would be extremely unfair on him after years of striving to reach the prime position.



When the 2020 Ballon d’Or gets cancelled :weary::pensive::roll_eyes:


It’s unfair. It’s not just two months. Almost all leagues are now being played and going to run it’s full schedule. I guess that should be enough time.


A 7th Ballon d’Or would have been a good addition!! :star_struck:

Lewandowski is another well deserving candidate for this coveted honor.


Lewandowski was a favourite this year for Ballon dor.

Has Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski been robbed by Ballon d’Or cancellation?


Robert Lewandowski who had a clear chance of winning this years Ballon d’Or, missed out on this opportunity.He scored 51 goals in all competion this season.Let’s take a look at the goals he scored in Bundesliga.