The ceremony of the Ballon d'Or 2019 takes place Monday, December 2, in Paris and should not book any surprises. For men, Lionel Messi, five-time winner of the most prestigious individual distinction in football, is announced as the favorite to win the sixth Golden Ball of his rich career. A record.
On the women's side, American Megan Rapinoe, the 2019 world champion with the United States, is also expected to win the title of best player in the world.
Two other trophies will be awarded this year as part of the Golden Ball, with the Kopa trophy (which rewards the best player under 21 and bears the name of Raymond Kopa, first French to win a Ballon d'Or) and the Yachine Trophy (for goalkeepers).