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Is The Fifa Ballon D’or Set To Be Divided Into Two Awards?!

The yearly award was inaugurated in 2010 when the European and world awards were merged.

If reports in Spain are to be believed, the award given to the best footballer every year, the FIFA Ballon D’or award will once again go back to its old system. The award will become separate from FIFA and will be given by France Football to the best player in Europe.

The Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, reported that new FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, desires to return to the old custom of giving two annual awards, the Ballon D’or and the FIFA World Player of the Year award.

The annual winner of the Balon D’or will be decided solely by the majority of votes by the European top journalists.

Until the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010, France Football organized the Ballon D’or for the best player in Europe, whilst FIFA would award the FIFA World Player of the Year award to the best player in the world.

Since the merging of the two awards back in 2010, only Lionel Messi (four times) and Cristiano Ronaldo (twice) have managed to win the FIFA Ballon D’or.

The Ballon D’or award was launched in 1956 to honor the best player in Europe, the same year in which the final of the first European Cup was played.

Rumors have it, that the Ballon D’or award was created to pay a tribute to the incredible career of legendary, Sir Stanley Mathews, who won the first Ballon D’or award in 1956.

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Due to only European players being awarded the Ballon D’or each year, so football’s governing body, FIFA decided to create an award of its own in 1991 to honor the performances of players from around the whole world.

German international, Lothar Matthaus was the winner of the first FIFA World Player of the Year award, regardless of finishing below the winner of Ballon D’or Jean-Pierre Papin in the award list the same year.

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Modifications were made in the European award of Ballon D’or in 1995, after which any player playing in Europe was able to win the award. Prior to 1995, only players with a European nationality were eligible to win the Ballon D’or. The Liberian national, George Weah became the first non-European national to win the Ballon D’or representing Italian giants, AC Milan. The Milano star was also honored with the FIFA Player of the Year award in the same season.

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Matthews, Sir Bobby Charlton, Kevin Keegan (twice) and Micheal Owen were the only Englishmen to be awarded with the European annual honor, however no English player has managed to win the FIFA Player of the Year award with David Beckham (twice) and Frank Lampard finishing as runner ups.

French legend Zinedine Zidane and Brazil legend, Ronaldo won the FIFA Player of the Year award thrice each, whilst Brazil icon, Ronaldinho winning the honor twice.

Although, Cristiano Ronaldo equaled the achievements of other old legends, Lionel Messi has been phenomenal winning the annual award for a record 5-time.

The yearly award was inaugurated in 2010 when the European and world awards were merged.

If reports in Spain are to be believed, the award given to the best footballer every year, the FIFA Ballon D’or award will once again go back to its old system. The award will become separate from FIFA and will be given by France Football to the best player in Europe.

The Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, reported that new FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, desires to return to the old custom of giving two annual awards, the Ballon D’or and the FIFA World Player of the Year award.

The annual winner of the Balon D’or will be decided solely by the majority of votes by the European top journalists.

Until the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010, France Football organized the Ballon D’or for the best player in Europe, whilst FIFA would award the FIFA World Player of the Year award to the best player in the world.

Since the merging of the two awards back in 2010, only Lionel Messi (four times) and Cristiano Ronaldo (twice) have managed to win the FIFA Ballon D’or.

The Ballon D’or award was launched in 1956 to honor the best player in Europe, the same year in which the final of the first European Cup was played.

Rumors have it, that the Ballon D’or award was created to pay a tribute to the incredible career of legendary, Sir Stanley Mathews, who won the first Ballon D’or award in 1956.

Due to only European players being awarded the Ballon D’or each year, so football’s governing body, FIFA decided to create an award of its own in 1991 to honor the performances of players from around the whole world.

German international, Lothar Matthaus was the winner of the first FIFA World Player of the Year award, regardless of finishing below the winner of Ballon D’or Jean-Pierre Papin in the award list the same year.

Modifications were made in the European award of Ballon D’or in 1995, after which any player playing in Europe was able to win the award. Prior to 1995, only players with a European nationality were eligible to win the Ballon D’or. The Liberian national, George Weah became the first non-European national to win the Ballon D’or representing Italian giants, AC Milan. The Milano star was also honored with the FIFA Player of the Year award in the same season.

Matthews, Sir Bobby Charlton, Kevin Keegan (twice) and Micheal Owen were the only Englishmen to be awarded with the European annual honor, however no English player has managed to win the FIFA Player of the Year award with David Beckham (twice) and Frank Lampard finishing as runner ups.

French legend Zinedine Zidane and Brazil legend, Ronaldo won the FIFA Player of the Year award thrice each, whilst Brazil icon, Ronaldinho winning the honor twice.

Although, Cristiano Ronaldo equaled the achievements of other old legends, Lionel Messi has been phenomenal winning the annual award for a record 5-time.

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The yearly award was inaugurated in 2010 when the European and world awards were merged.

If reports in Spain are to be believed, the award given to the best footballer every year, the FIFA Ballon D’or award will once again go back to its old system. The award will become separate from FIFA and will be given by France Football to the best player in Europe.

The Spanish newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, reported that new FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, desires to return to the old custom of giving two annual awards, the Ballon D’or and the FIFA World Player of the Year award.

The annual winner of the Balon D’or will be decided solely by the majority of votes by the European top journalists.

Until the FIFA World Cup in South Africa in 2010, France Football organized the Ballon D’or for the best player in Europe, whilst FIFA would award the FIFA World Player of the Year award to the best player in the world.

Since the merging of the two awards back in 2010, only Lionel Messi (four times) and Cristiano Ronaldo (twice) have managed to win the FIFA Ballon D’or.

The Ballon D’or award was launched in 1956 to honor the best player in Europe, the same year in which the final of the first European Cup was played.

Rumors have it, that the Ballon D’or award was created to pay a tribute to the incredible career of legendary, Sir Stanley Mathews, who won the first Ballon D’or award in 1956.

Due to only European players being awarded the Ballon D’or each year, so football’s governing body, FIFA decided to create an award of its own in 1991 to honor the performances of players from around the whole world.

German international, Lothar Matthaus was the winner of the first FIFA World Player of the Year award, regardless of finishing below the winner of Ballon D’or Jean-Pierre Papin in the award list the same year.

Modifications were made in the European award of Ballon D’or in 1995, after which any player playing in Europe was able to win the award. Prior to 1995, only players with a European nationality were eligible to win the Ballon D’or. The Liberian national, George Weah became the first non-European national to win the Ballon D’or representing Italian giants, AC Milan. The Milano star was also honored with the FIFA Player of the Year award in the same season.

Matthews, Sir Bobby Charlton, Kevin Keegan (twice) and Micheal Owen were the only Englishmen to be awarded with the European annual honor, however no English player has managed to win the FIFA Player of the Year award with David Beckham (twice) and Frank Lampard finishing as runner ups.

French legend Zinedine Zidane and Brazil legend, Ronaldo won the FIFA Player of the Year award thrice each, whilst Brazil icon, Ronaldinho winning the honor twice.

Although, Cristiano Ronaldo equaled the achievements of other old legends, Lionel Messi has been phenomenal winning the annual award for a record 5-time.

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