Officially.. announcing the date of the 2024 Ballon d’Or ceremony

France Football magazine announced the date of the 2024 Ballon d’Or ceremony, as well as the date of the unveiling of the final list of candidates to win the grand prize.

Lionel Messi was crowned with the 2023 Ballon d’Or after scoring 462 points, surpassing Erling Haaland, winning the award for the eighth time in his career.

It is certain that the 2024 Ballon d’Or will witness a new champion, given the changes throughout the 2023-2024 football season, but the Euro 2024 and Copa America competitions will be decisive in the identity of the winner.

According to what the French magazine announced, the Golden Globe Awards ceremony will be held in the French capital, Paris, on October 28, 2024.

The announcement of the initial list of candidates will be on September 4, and it will shrink, as is usual, over the course of the last month to reach only 3 names.

As is usual, the party will not be limited to the Ballon d’Or, but will also include other awards related to the best female player, young player, and goalkeeper, in addition to the best striker, Gerd Muller, and the best coach.

It is noteworthy that preliminary statistics indicate that the winner of the Golden Ball will be between Real Madrid duo Vinicius Junior and Jude Bellingham, unless there is something new in the Euros and Copa America.