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.
At what Indin time 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
|Sergio Aguero||Argentina||Manchester City|
|Gareth Bale||Wales||Real Madrid|
|Karim Benzema||France||Real Madrid|
|Edinson Cavani||Uruguay||Paris Saint Germain|
|Thibaut Courtois||Belgium||Real Madrid|
|Kevin De Bruyne||Belgium||Manchester City|
|Diego Godin||Uruguay||Atletico Madrid|
|Antoine Griezmann||France||Atletico Madrid|
|Harry Kane||England||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Hugo Lloris||France||Tottenham Hotspur|
|Kylian Mbappe||France||Paris Saint Germain|
|Luka Modric||Croatia||Real Madrid|
|Neymar||Brazil||Paris Saint Germain|
|Jan Oblak||Slovenia||Atletico Madrid|
|Paul Pogba||France||Manchester United|
|Sergio Ramos||Spain||Real Madrid|
|Raphael Varane||France||Real Madrid|
Who are the favorites to win Ballon d’Or 2018?
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.