Argentine legend Lionel Messi, player of the American team Inter Miami, attended the ceremony with his entire family, including his wife Antonella and his three children. The golden ball In the French capital, Paris, to announce the winner for the year 2023, amid a distinguished presence of all the world’s stars to participate in the event.
The Ballon d’Or ceremony will witness the award of the best player in the world during the current year 2023, in addition to the best female player, in addition to the two Yashin awards for the best goalkeeper, and also the Cuban award for the best emerging player in the world..
The winner of the Gerd Müller Award will also be announced, which is awarded to the player with the highest number of goals for his club and country in official matches only over the course of an entire football season, in addition to the Socrates Award, which is awarded to players who have significantly contributed to charitable work and community service in the world..
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The most prominent candidates for the Ballon d’Or
The list of candidates for the Ballon d’Or award for the current year 2023 includes 30 players, led by Argentine star Lionel Messi, the American Inter Miami player, who is considered the most prominent to win the award for the eighth time in history, Erling Haaland, Manchester City’s top scorer, and French star Kylian Mbappé, Paris Saint-Germain striker. French.
Argentine star Lionel Messi tops the list of players who have won the Ballon d’Or award the most in history, with 7 times during his football career full of titles and achievements, in the years: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019 and 2021..
The Egyptian star Mohamed Salah, the English Liverpool player, is on the list of the best 30 players in the Ballon d’Or award for the fifth time in a row, marking the Pharaoh a major historical achievement, and the captain of the Pharaohs ranked 11th in the final ranking of the best players in the world for the year 2023.
Mohamed Salah’s positions in the Ballon d’Or over the past years were as follows: 2018: sixth place / 2019: fifth place / 2021: seventh place / 2022: fifth place.
Candidates for the Best Goalkeeper Award
The player who wins the Yashin Award for best goalkeeper in the current year 2023 will also be announced during tonight’s ceremony, as the list of candidates includes: Yassine Bono – Al Hilal Saudi Arabia / Thibaut Courtois – Real Madrid / Mike Maignan – Milan / Ter Stegen – Barcelona / Ederson – Manchester City. / Emiliano Martinez – Aston Villa / Andre Onana – Manchester United / Aaron Ramsdale – Arsenal / Dominik Livakovic – Fenerbahce / Bryce Samba – French Lance.
List of nominees for the Best Rookie Player Award
While competing for the Copa Award, which is given annually to the best under-21 player for the current year 2023, are: Jude Bellingham – Real Madrid / Pedri – Barcelona / Balde – Barcelona / Camavinga – Real Madrid / Rasmus Hoylund – Manchester United / Xavi Simons – Leipzig / Gavi – Barcelona / Jamal Musiala – Bayern Munich / Antonio Silva – Benfica / Elie Wahi – French Lance.
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