Articles for tag: Ballon d'Or

Jip de Wijs

The Ballon d’Or: A Legacy of Excellence and Near Misses

The Ballon d’Or, awarded annually to the world’s best footballer, is one of the most prestigious individual accolades in the sport. Established in 1956 by France Football, it honors exceptional talent, performance, and achievements over the calendar year. While the winners bask in glory and admiration, the second-placed players often provide intriguing narratives of competition ...