Wednesday , 19 December 2018

Ballon d’Or 2018 Date, Indian Time, Venue, Nominees And Favorites

Here is the info about the date, time, venue, nominations and the favorites to win the Ballon d’Or 2018. Current holder Cristiano Ronaldo is again in the shortlist. The last football decade has been dominated by Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo who shared 5 trophies. Since the re-establishment of Ballon d’Or, Ronaldo has won the last two trophies. The venue, date and time for the 2018 Ballon d’Or award ceremony have been announced. Continue reading to know more.

ballon dor 2018 indian time

At what Indin┬átime Ballon d’Or 2018 award ceremony will start?

It will be held on 3rd December 2018. After announcing the 30 men shortlist for the dates were also announced. The Timing for the event has been not announced yet, so Indian time is not available at the moment. Stay tuned with us for latest updates about the award ceremony.

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Where will be the award ceremony?

It will be held in Paris, France on 3rd December 2018.

Luka Modric finally ended the Messi-Ronaldo era of being the best footballer of the year when he clinched the Best FIFA Football award this year. But will he lift the Ballon d’Or trophy as well? The Croatian captain first won the UEFA player of the year award and then FIFA the Best player award.

Ballon d’Or 2018 30 Men Shortlist

ballon dor 2018 30 men shortlist

Player Country Club
Sergio Aguero Argentina Manchester City
Gareth Bale Wales Real Madrid
Alisson Becker Brazil Liverpool
Karim Benzema France Real Madrid
Edinson Cavani Uruguay Paris Saint Germain
Thibaut Courtois Belgium Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo Portugal Juventus
Kevin De Bruyne Belgium Manchester City
Roberto Firmino Brazil Liverpool
Diego Godin Uruguay Atletico Madrid
Antoine Griezmann France Atletico Madrid
Eden Hazard Belgium Chelsea
Isco Spain Real Madrid
Harry Kane England Tottenham Hotspur
N’Golo Kante France Chelsea
Hugo Lloris France Tottenham Hotspur
Sadio Mane Senegal Liverpool
Mario Mandzukic Croatia Juventus
Marcelo Brazil Real Madrid
Kylian Mbappe France Paris Saint Germain
Lionel Messi Argentina Barcelona
Luka Modric Croatia Real Madrid
Neymar Brazil Paris Saint Germain
Jan Oblak Slovenia Atletico Madrid
Paul Pogba France Manchester United
Ivan Rakitic Croatia Barcelona
Sergio Ramos Spain Real Madrid
Mohamed Salah Egypt Liverpool
Luis Suarez Uruguay Barcelona
Raphael Varane France Real Madrid

Who are the favorites to win Ballon d’Or 2018?

ballon dor 2018 favorites

1. Luka Modric: No doubt Luka Modric is the favorite to win the award after grabbing the two biggest best player titles this year. Modric won UEFA Champions League and was the best player in the World Cup. There will no shocking news if he ends the Messi-Ronaldo Ballon d’Or era.

2. Cristiano Ronaldo: Although Ronaldo was not at his best in the World Cup, we cannot forget his performance during the last few months of last season. The Portuguese helped Real Madrid to become the first team to win the Champions League three times in a row.

3. Lionel Messi: Messi continues his brilliance for Barcelona and lifted the La Liga, Copa del Rey, and Supercopa de Espana titles last season. Are these title enough for Messi to win Ballon d’Or? Comment your thoughts.

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