2019 Ballon d’Or: Nominees and Winner

Ballon d’Or is the most prestigious football award in football. Ballon d’Or award honors male footballers deemed to have out performed other footballers in the previous year. It’s an annual football presentation by French football. Ballon d’Or is a French word which means Golden ball.

Ballon d’Or award was first hosted in 1956 but was referred to as European Award. It adopted the name Ballon d’Or in 1995 after its rules were adjusted to accommodate players from other continents.

2019 Ballon d’Or

The 2019 Ballon d’Or was scheduled to hold on December 2nd, 2019. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are the center of attraction in the 2019 Ballon d’Or. The duo have had the highest nominations for Ballon d’Or and have won the award the most times. The 2019 Ballon d’Or is scheduled to hold in Paris, France.

2019 Ballon d’Or nominees

Alisson Becker

Club: Liverpool

Country: Brazil

Titles in 2019: Champions League, Copa America


Antoine Griezmann

Club: Barcelona

Country: France

Title in 2019: None
 

Bernardo Silva

Club: Manchester City

Country: Portugal

Title 2019: Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield, Nations League
 

Cristiano Ronaldo

Club: Real Madrid

Country: Portugal

Title in 2019: Serie A, Nations League

Donny van de Beek

Club: Ajax

Country: Netherlands

Title in 2019: Eredivisie, KNVB Cup, Johan Cruyff Shield
 

Dusan Tadic

Club: Ajax

Country: Serbia

Title in 2019: Eredivisie, KNVB Cup, Johan Cruyff Shield
 

Eden Hazard

Club: Real Madrid

Country: Belgium

Titles in 2019: Europa League (with Chelsea)

Frenkie de Jong

Club: Barcelona

Country: Netherlands

Titles in 2019: Eredivisie, KNVB Cup (Both with Ajax)
 

Georginio Wijnaldum

Club: Liverpool

Country: Netherlands

Title in 2019: Champions League, UEFA Super Cup
 

Hugo Lloris

Club: Tottenham

Country: France

Title in 2019: None
 

Joao Felix

Club: Atletico Madrid

Country: Portugal

Titles in 2019: Primeira Liga (with Benfica), Nations League}
 

Kalidou Koulibaly

Club: Napoli

Country: France

Titles in 2019: None
 

Karim Benzema

Club: Real Madrid

Country: France

Titles in 2019: None
 

Kevin de Bruyne

Club: Manchester City

Country: Belgium

Titles in 2019: Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield

Kylian Mbappe

Club: Paris St-Germain

Country: France

Title in 2019: Ligue 1, Trophee des Champions
 

Lionel Messi

Club: Barcelona

Country: Argentina

Title in 2019: La Liga
 

Marquinhos

Club: Paris St-Germain

Country: Brazil

Title in 2019: Ligue 1, Trophee des Champions, Copa America

Marc-Andre ter Stegen

Club: Barcelona

Country: Germany

Title in 2019: La Liga

Matthijs de Ligt

Club: Juventus

Country: Netherlands

Titles in 2019: Eredivisie, KNVB Cup (Both with Ajax)

Mohamed Salah

Club: Liverpool

Country: Egypt

Title in 2019: Champions League, UEFA Super Cup


Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

Club: Arsenal

Titles in 2019: None

Country: Gabon

Raheem Sterling

Club: Manchester City

Country: England

Title in 2019: Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield
 

Riyad Mahrez

Club: Manchester City

Country: Algeria

Title in 2019: Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Africa Cup of Nations


Roberto Firmino

Club: Liverpool

Country: Brazil

Titles in 2019: Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Copa America


Robert Lewandowski

Club: Bayern Munich

Country: Poland

Title in 2019: Bundesliga, DFB Pokal
 

Sadio Mane

Club: Liverpool

Country: Senegal

Title in 2019: Champions League, UEFA Super Cup

Sergio Aguero

Club: Manchester City

Country: Argentina

Titles in 2019: Premier League, FA Cup, League Cup, Community Shield

Son Heung-min

Club: Tottenham

Country: South Korea

Title in 2019: None
 

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Club: Liverpool

Country: England

Titles in 2019: Champions League, UEFA Super Cup


Virgil van Dijk

Club: Liverpool

Country: Netherlands

Title in 2019: Champions League, UEFA Super Cup

Winner of the 2019 Ballon d’Or

The Argentine and Barcelona striker Lionel Messi emerged the winner of the 2019 Ballon d’Or. Making him the only player to have won the Ballon d’Or six times.

Liverpool defender Vigil Van Dijk was second ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo and Sadie Mane

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