For many football fans, it is a long-awaited moment: the presentation of the Ballon d’Or, the most prestigious individual award in football. The 2022 edition takes place this Monday, October 17, at the Théâtre du Châtelet, in Paris. The opportunity to take stock before meeting Lionel Messi’s successor, crowned in 2021. Schedule, TV broadcast, program, favourites… We tell you everything.
What time does the Ballon d’Or ceremony start?
The start of the official ceremony of the Ballon d’Or 2022 is scheduled for 8:30 p.m., at the Théâtre du Châtelet, like last year, where Lionel Messi was awarded.
On which television channel is the Ballon d’Or ceremony broadcast?
The Channel The Team will be the announcer of the event and of the Ballon d’Or ceremony. A live broadcast will also be available on our website ouest-france.fr to follow the evolution of the classification, as well as the presentation of the various trophies.
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What is the Ballon d’Or programme?
The day of Monday, October 17, 2022 will be marked by several highlights, indicates the organization of the event. At 4:30 p.m. the revelation of the ranking of the men’s Ballon d’Or will begin The Channel The Team. A ranking that will be revealed from position 30 to 11. It is only after 8:30 p.m. that the revelation will continue, during the official ceremony.
The coronation of the 66 Ballon d’Or will not be known until the end of the evening. The ceremony will be punctuated by the other distinctions of the evening: the women’s Ballon d’Or, the Kopa Trophy (best player under 21), the Yachine Trophy (best goalkeeper), the Gerd Müller Trophy (top scorer), the Trophy for the best club, as well as the Sócrates Prize, novelty of the year, which rewards footballers involved in social and solidarity projects.
Who are the male and female favorites for the Ballon d’Or?
This season, the 2022 men’s Ballon d’Or seems promised to one man in particular: Real Madrid’s Frenchman Karim Benzema. Winner of the Spanish championship and the Champions League, the striker from Madrid has had a great season. He is the player who led his team to the European Cup, highlighting the 15 goals scored.
Behind him, difficult to find another name that stands out. Still at Real Madrid, the Belgian Thibaut Courtois He had a great season in the cages. But the existence of a trophy for goalkeepers seems to rule out any chance of him lifting the Ballon d’Or. In England, kevin de bruyne, champion with Manchester City is a contender. Like Kylian Mbappeauthor of a great individual season with PSG. sadio mane (Liverpool then Bayern Munich) and Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich and then FC Barcelona) are also on the prowl.
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Among women, vagueness reigns over favorites. Many of them can claim it. Winner last season, the Spanish Alexia Putellas (FC Barcelona) is one of the favorites but has not won a major trophy. Inevitably, the Euro marked the season and an Englishwoman could be crowned. The name of beth mead (Arsenal), the top scorer and player in the competition is cited. Finally, in France, wendie fox, defender of OL and the France team, is a candidate. Semi-finalist of the European Championship this season, he especially won a new Champions League with his club.
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