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When is Ballon d'Or 2022? Date, how to watch & live stream award ceremony

16:40 BST 13/10/2022
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Here's how to stream the Ballon d'Or ceremony live online, plus date and time

The Ballon d'Or enters its 66th edition as the award ceremony is set to take place in the third quarter of the year as compared to the last quarter of the year so far, reason being the performances over a season will be taken in consideration as compared to a year.

Lionel Messi has won a record seven titles including the Ballon d'Or 2021, followed by Cristiano Ronaldo with a total of five and having last won it in 2017. Alexis Putellas won the last Women's Ballon d'Or title.

GOAL has what you need to know about when the ceremony this year, who the nominees are and more.

When will Ballon d'Or 2022 take place?

Award:

Ballon d'Or

Date:

October 17, 2022

Venue:

Theatre du Chatelet, Paris

The Ballon d'Or 2022 ceremony will take place on October 17, 2022 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. The start time of the ceremony is 7:30pm BST (2:30pm ET) and it will run until 11pm BST (6pm ET).

In addition to announcing the Men's Ballon d'Or award, the Women's winner, Kopa Trophy (presented to the best performing player under the age of 21) and the Yashin Trophy (recognising the best goalkeeper) will also be revealed.

How to watch & live stream Ballon d'Or 2022

The ceremony will be available to stream live for free on L'Equipe's YouTube channel and website.

It will also be available to watch on Eurosport's official website and the Eurosport app.

Who are the Men's Ballon d'Or 2022 nominees?

The nominees for the men's and women's Ballon d'Or 2022 were revealed on August 12, 2022.

The list of nominees were announced by France Football. Here are the full list of nominees for this year's award.

Player

Club

Thibaut Courtois

Real Madrid

Rafael Leao

AC Milan

Christopher Nkunku

RB Leipzig

Mohamed Salah

Liverpool

Joshua Kimmich

Bayern Munich

Trent Alexander-Arnold

Liverpool

Bernardo Silva

Manchester City

Luis Diaz

Liverpool

Robert Lewandowski

Barcelona

Riyad Mahrez

Manchester City

Casemiro

Real Madrid

Heung-Min Son

Tottenham

Fabinho

Liverpool

Karim Benzema

Real Madrid

Mike Maignan

AC Milan

Harry Kane

Tottenham

Darwin Nunez

Liverpool

Phil Foden

Manchester City

Sadio Mane

Bayern Munich

Sebastian Haller

Borussia Dortmund

Luka Modric

Real Madrid

Antonio Rudiger

Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United

Kevin De Bruyne

Manchester City

Dusan Vlahovic

Juventus

Virgil van Dijk

Liverpool

Joao Cancelo

Juventus

Kylian Mbappe

Paris Saint-Germain

Erling Haaland

Manchester City

Women's Ballon d'Or 2022 nominees

See the full list of nominees for the 2022 Women's Ballon d'Or here.

Yachine Trophy 2022 nominees

Check out the full list of nominees for the 2022 Yachine Trophy here.

Kopa Trophy 2022 nominees

You can see the 2022 Kopa Trophy award nominees here.

Who are the favourites to win the Men's Ballon d'Or 2022?

Karim Benzema is the clear front runner for the prize as the French striker helped Real Madrid to the La Liga and Champions League by knocking out the likes of PSG and Manchester City.

The likes of Sadio Mane, Mohamed Salah, Robert Lewandowski and Kylian Mbappe are some of the other favourites.

Check out GOAL's Ballon d'Or Power Rankings here.

Who has won the most Ballons d'Or?

Rank

Winner

Ballon d'Or wins

Years won

1

Lionel Messi

7

2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015, 2019

2

Cristiano Ronaldo

5

2008, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017

=3

Michel Platini

3

1983, 1984, 1985

=3

Johan Cruyff

3

1971, 1973, 1974

=3

Marco van Basten

3

1988, 1989, 1992

=6

Franz Beckenbauer

2

1972, 1976

=6

Ronaldo

2

1997, 2002

=6

Alfredo Di Stefano

2

1957, 1959

=6

Kevin Keegan

2

1978, 1979

=6

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

2

1980, 1981

Lionel Messi has won seven Ballons d'Or, making him the record holder for most awards.

The PSG and Argentina star has two more Ballon d'Or trophy than Cristiano Ronaldo, who has won it on five occasions.

After those two, three players - Michel Platini, Johan Cruyff and Marco van Basten - have three Ballons d'Or each.

Legendary Brazil striker Ronaldo has won the Ballon d'Or twice, a feat also achieved by Franz Beckenbauer, Alfredo Di Stefano, Kevin Keegan and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.