The delivery of Ballon d’Or 2022 will take place this Monday, October 17, at the Théâtre du Châtelet, in ParisFrance, in what will be the 66th edition of this prestigious award ceremony held by the French Football to honor the best footballers of the last season. The prize is in the hands of Leo Messiwinner in 2021, who surprisingly was not nominated for this year, while in the women’s branch he took it Alexia Putellas.
Among the 30 nominees, the great one aimed at winning the prize is Karim Benzemawith a huge season with Real Madrid in which he won the Champions League and LaLigain addition to having an above-average personal performance.
When and where to watch the Ballon d’Or 2022 on TV in the USA?
The delivery will be made this Monday from 2:30 p.m. from the East Coast of the United Statesthe 13:30 from Mexico City. You can follow all the details through Sports World USA with instant information about what happens in the big sporting event.
The transmission will be in charge of ESPNwhile in South America it can be seen through the platform Star+from the same television network.
Someone who will be present is Cristiano RonaldoAlthough he is nominated, he is not one of the favorites to win it. Of the five he has, the Portuguese won the last one in 2017 and since then it has been a habit not to see him when it was known that he was not going to win it.
Who are the 30 nominees for the 2022 Ballon d’Or?
GOLDEN BALL 2022
Karim Benzema (Real Madrid)
Thibaut Courtois (Real Madrid)
Luka Modric (Real Madrid)
Antonio Rudiger (Real Madrid)
Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid)
Robert Lewandowski (FC Barcelona)
Kylian Mbappe (PSG)
Luis Diaz (Liverpool)
Mohammed Salah (Liverpool)
Trent Alexander-Arnold (Liverpool)
Darwin Nunez (Liverpool)
Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool)
Erling Haland (Manchester City)
Kevin DeBruyne (Manchester City)
Bernardo Silva (Manchester City)
Riyadh Mahrez (Manchester City)
Phil Foden (Manchester City)
Joao Cancelo (Manchester City)
Sadio Mane (Bayern Munich)
Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich)
Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig)
Cristiano Ronaldo (Manchester United)
Casemiro (Manchester United)
Heung Min Son (Tottenham)
Harry Kane (Tottenham)
Mike Maignan (AC Milan)
Rafael Leao (AC Milan)
Sebastian Haller (Borussia Dortmund)
Dusan Vlahović (Juventus)
Far from winning it, Cristiano Ronaldo will have a role in the Ballon d’Or that he never imagined
This Monday, October 17, the 2022 Ballon d’Or gala will be held, which this year due to the presence of the Qatar World Cup his usual date was altered. There is practically no doubt that Karim Benzema will be the winner, everything indicates that the Frenchman will close his great last season in the best way. But what is surprising is the role that he will have Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Portuguese did not spend his best campaign with Manchester United: they did not fight in the premier league, did not qualify for the Champions League and had to settle for a place in the Europa League. Away from the front pages, he desperately seeks to return to his best times, but in this edition he will not be able to do so.
Despite the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo knows that he has no chance of being the winner of this edition, he will be present at the gala, unlike previous years in which, although he was nominated, he was clear that he did not have an advantage.
According to the French media The Parisienthe Portuguese will be in charge of delivering the Golden Ball, that is why you will attend the event. Why? Although it is not official, it is an open secret that Benzema will win it, which is why CR7 would do it as a gesture to return to the Frenchman everything he gave him in the attack they shared at Real Madrid.
Both arrived in 2009 and were together until Cristiano left for Juventus in 2018. They competed together for many years and, despite the fact that at one point there were rumors of a bad relationship between the two, the fact is that today’s Manchester United striker was able to recognize that Benzema was a key player in Merengue.
In the run-up to the World Cup in Qatar, the Cat would then receive the highest individual distinction that a footballer can receive for the campaign carried out. Champion of the Champions League and LaLiga, he was vital in Carlo Ancelotti’s team to reverse results that seemed incredible.
Reference from us.mundodeportivo.com