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Ballon d’Or 2017: How, What, Who, When and Where

The 2017 Ballon d’Or is here and yet again like they had done in previous awards, Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are at it again.

Either way, it would be another day in history for both super talented footballers. If Lionel Messi wins the award he would be claiming his 6th Ballon d’Or title while a victory for Cristiano Ronaldo will take him level with Lionel Messi on 5.

Should Lionel Messi comes, he will join Ronaldo on five second places.

The Ballon d’Or is the award given to the best player in the world.

How do you win the Ballon d’Or?

The Ballon d’Or is held by French Football magazine and they ask 173 journalists from all over the world to vote.

Who could win the award?
Neymar – Paris Saint-Germain

N’Golo Kante – Chelsea

Luka Modric – Real Madrid

Paulo Dybala – Juventus

Marcelo – Real Madrid

Edin Dzeko – Roma

Harry Kane – Tottenham

David De Gea – Manchester United

Robert Lewandowski – Bayern Munich

Kevin De Bruyne – Manchester City

Karim Benzema – Real Madrid

Pierre-Emerick Aubemyang – Borussia Dortmund

Edinson Cavani – Paris Saint-Germain

Philippe Coutinho – Liverpool

Luis Suarez – Barcelona

Jan Oblak – Atletico Madrid

Sergio Ramos – Real Madrid

Dries Mertens – Napoli

Radamel Falcao – Monaco

Sadio Mane – Liverpool

Gianluigi Buffon – Juventus

Antoine Griezmann – Atletico Madrid

Toni Kroos – Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid

Eden Hazard – Chelsea

Leonardo Bonucci – AC Milan

Isco – Real Madrid

Lionel Messi – Barcelona

Mats Hummels – Bayern Munich

Kylian Mbappe – Paris Saint-Germain

Who will present the Ballon d’Or?

Former Tottenham and Newcastle winger David Ginola will present the awards ceremony.
The full Ballon d’Or shortlist

When is the 2017 Ballon d’Or awards?

The 62nd edition Ballon d’Or will be held on Thursday, December 7.

The ceremony kicks-off at 6.45pm GMT, 7.45pm local time.

Where is the 2017 Ballon d’Or awards?

The ceremony is held in Paris.


Ajike is one of Nigeria's top Sportscasters with over 15 years of experience in writing and talking Sports.

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