Two new issues for the Ballon d’Or candidates this year


The 30 players competing for the Golden Ball for the best football star in the world are for the first time featuring stars who play in the American and Saudi leagues.

Also, this year, for the first time after 20 years, Cristiano Ronaldo, who has been one of the most prominent players in this competition for a long time, won the Ballon d’Or five times.