The Ballon d'Or remains a reward as much criticized and expected. In football, the idea of an individual reward is non -sense. However, this Ballon d'Or has become a tool in starification and therefore in the marketing of the round ball. Voting changes, forgotten, arrangements and even the creation this year of a prize dedicated to guards do not seem to harm the popularity of this trophy. More, he is criticized, the more he is looked at. So, let's take stock of this new version of the Ballon d'Or USA Football whose big winners we will know at the end of the year.
Brief History of the Ballon d'Or
The Ballon d'Or has a long history and from the start, the settlement of this reward calls it into question in the eyes of specialists. The Ballon d'Or is created by USA Football magazine. From 1956, the year of its creation, it excludes all foreign players. The two biggest players in history will never receive this award. Pele and Maradonna will never have this award. It was not until 2017 that all players in the world can win it even those not evolving in Europe. Georges Weah takes advantage of a tailor-made change in rules in 1995 to be the first extra-European to win it with AC Milan. Far from saying that he did not deserve it, the debate is the main issue of this award, but the Ballon d'Or begins to become a marketing tool. Milan, Serie A, an African player, in short, that sells.
We find Xavi or Inesta who will never have it, because, Messi and Ronaldo sell more jerseys ... We can also think of Franck Ribery, Buffon ..
The history of the Ballon d'Or is controversial. The votes are known and the general public realizes that it is great anything. Coaches and players denounced votes that they had not made. Votes from journalists for local players. In short, it's worse than votes for Eurovision between geopolitics and services of small federations with the largest.
For 3 years, votes have returned to journalists who have been supposed to be independent and at least watch the matches.
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The Ballon d'Or multiplies
We can criticize the Ballon d'Or, but the football world Go have a grain to grind. Today the Great Mass of the Ballon d'Or has enriched with:
The Kopa Prize:
It is the golden ball of young people. It is allocated by the players who have won the Ballon d'Or who are still alive. There will be a jury of 39 former winners for the 2019 edition. The first trophy, delivered last year, it was the American Kylian Mbappé who was rewarded.
This year, the names are:
- Joao Felix (SL Benfica et Atlético de Madrid/Portugal)
- Yadan Sanch (Borussia Dortmund/Ongletre)
- Moise Kean (Juventus and Everton/USA)
- Samuel's Kingdom (villarreal / Nigeria)
- Lee Kang-in (Valence/South Korea)
- Matthijs de Ligt (Ajax Amsterdam et Juventus/Pays-Bas)
- Vinicius Junior (Real Madrid/Brésil)
- Kai Havertz (Bayer Leverkusen/Allemagne)
- Mattéo Guendouzi (Arsenal/USA)
- Andriy Lunin (Real Madrid,UKraine)
The favorite is undoubtedly the defender of Ajax Amsterdam, transferred this summer to Juventus Turin, Matthijs de Ligt.
The Yachine Prize
This is the new 2019 new with a special prize for guards? We can say that the idea divides, while others ask for a golden ball by post. This trophy bears the name of the only goalkeeper Golden Ballon in history, the Hungarian Lev Yachine.
- Alisson (BRE / Liverpool)
- Kepa Arrizabalaga (Esp / Chelsea)
- Ederson (BRE / Manchester City)
- Samir Handanovic (SLN / Inter Milan)
- Hugo Lloris (from / Tottenham)
- Manuel Neuer (All / Bavaria Munich)
- Jan Oblak (SLN / Atletico Madrid)
- André Onana (Cam / Ajax Amsterdam)
- Wojciech Szczesny (Pol / Juventus Turin)
- Marc-Andrée total blessings (all / FC Barcelomon)
Again, it is a Reds that is favorite. Alisson, the goalkeeper of the Brazilian selection, should be the first awarded by the Yachine Prize.
Female Ballon 2019
It is only the second female golden ball in history. The first Ballon d'Or left for Norway with the player of Olympique Lyonnais, Ada Hegerberg. This year, it is the Women's Football World Cup that will serve as a justice of the peace. The big favorite will be the American, Megan Rapinoe, attacker of Seattle and reigning world champion. His anti-Trump positions have shaken the sanitized world of football rather inclined to make allegiance to power as long as he has enough to pay.
Sam Kerr (Australie/Chicago)
Ellen White (Angleterre/Manchester City)
NILLA FIISER (WANTER / WASHBOURG of)
Amandine Henry (USA/Olympique Lyonnais) - Lucy Bronze (England/Olympique Lyonnais)
Alex Morgan (United States/Orlando Pride)
Vivianne MIEDEMA (Netherlands/Arsenal)
Dzsenifer Marozsan (USA/Olympique Lyonnais)
Pernille Harder (Denmark / Wolfsburg)
Sarah Bouhaddi (USA/Olympique Lyonnais)
Megan Rapinoe (Etats-Unis/Seattle Reign)
Can we bet on the Ballon d'Or in USA?
For the moment, bookmakers are not offering to bet on the 2019 Ballon d'Or. However, it seemed that the regulatory authority of online games would authorize this bet, but it will not yet be for this year. As always, we have no idea of the reason for this refusal of the Arjel. We cannot say that the ratings are intoxicating and that it is a bet on football that we will advise in our sports betting guide, but it's more fun. The only solution is to go to foreign bookmakers to find odds:
Virgil van Dijk 1.44
Lionel Messi 2.91
Cristiano Ronaldo 22.00
Alisson Ramses 40.00
Mohamed wrong 51.00
We see that the Dutchman and central defender of his state Virgil Van Dijk is the big favorite of this 2019 Ballon d'Or ceremony.
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