Why Ballon d’Or will not be Awarded in 2020

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Why Ballon d’Or will not be Awarded in 2020
Why Ballon d’Or will not be Awarded in 2020

Why Ballon d’Or will not be Awarded in 2020

As the organizer of the Ballon d’Or, the Group L’Équipe, to which France Football belongs, decided to not award the foremost prestigious individual trophy there’s in 2020.

Pascal Ferré, editor-in-chief of France Football :

« For the primary time since 1956, the Ballon d’Or will take an opportunity . There will be no edition in 2020, because it seems , after thoughtful consideration, that each one the conditions aren’t met. We believe that such a singular year cannot -and should not- be treated as a standard one.

Why Ballon d’Or will not be Awarded in 2020

From a sports perspective, two months (January and February), out of the eleven generally required to make an opinion and choose who should lift the trophies, represent far insufficient to gauge and judge; without forgetting that the opposite games were played – or are going to be played – in unordinary conditions (behind closed doors, with five replacements, Champions League’s Final 8 played in a single game).

Finally, the equality that emerges for this honorary award won’t be accepted, especially when it involves accounting and preparation : all the award seekers won’t be in the same boat, some having seen their season curtail.

Therefore, how can we establish a fair comparison? To avoid overly convoluted calculations and projections, we chose the smallest amount bad of the choices.

Why Ballon d’Or will not be Awarded in 2020

This decision, which was taken in fact with all the Group stakeholders, doesn’t delight us but it seems to be the foremost responsible one. Protecting the credibility and legitimacy of such a gift also means ensuring its flawlessness over time.

The Ballon d’Or will gather again the football big family and enthusiasts in 2021, to relive the happiness that surrounds the ceremonies as we’ve experienced them in recent years ».

The France Football Dream Team at the top of the year

Why Ballon d’Or will not be Awarded in 2020

Instead of the four usual winners (men and ladies BO, Kopa and Yachine Trophies), France Football will designate 11 players at the top of the year and establish an all-time team chosen by the standard BO jury (180 juries from everywhere the world).

The idea? Each jury will choose 11 players from an inventory of names established by FF redaction to create their Dream Team. This team of legend are going to be unveiled on L’Équipe and France Football various channels.

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