The French magazine "France Football" revealed the latest touches on the Golden Ball, just one week before the announcement of the winner of the title of best footballer in the world for 2021.

Over the past three days, the magazine has published pictures through its official account on Twitter, showing the final touches on the Golden Ball before it is ready for delivery to the player who will crown it next Monday, in a ceremony in the French capital, Paris.

Just one last thing… ✨ #ballondor

— Ballon d'Or #ballondor (@francefootball) November 22, 2021

The list of nominees announced by the magazine earlier last October includes 30 players who were chosen based on the votes of 180 football journalists from all over the world, before reducing it to the final shortlist that will include 3 players to choose one of them to crown the Golden Ball. .

Almost ready.

8 days to go!


— Ballon d'Or #ballondor (@francefootball) November 21, 2021

The Argentine Lionel Messi is the most awarded Ballon d'Or in history with 6 balls, followed by Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo with 5 balls.

65 years old and still crafted the same way… 🔨🔧 #ballondor

— Ballon d'Or #ballondor (@francefootball) November 20, 2021

Messi, Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, Egyptian star Mohamed Salah and Italian midfielder Jorginho, in addition to French star Karim Benzema, are the most prominent names nominated to win the Golden Ball.

Work in progress… 🤓🤫 #ballondor

— Ballon d'Or #ballondor (@francefootball) November 19, 2021