the 2020 Ballon d’Or will not be awarded, a first since its creation in 1956

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The truncated championships in various European countries and the postponement of Euro 2020 got the better of football’s most prestigious individual trophy.

The Ballon d’Or 2020 will not be awarded due to the coronavirus epidemic, learned on Monday July 20, Franceinfo from the magazine France Football. This is a first since 1956, when it was created. The truncated championships in various European countries and the postponement of Euro 2020 were the reason for the most prestigious individual trophy in football. It rewards, each year, the best football player playing on the Old Continent. The trophy for the 65th edition should have been awarded at the end of the year.

Due to the spread of the Covid-19 on the planet, the European championships were stopped short in March. In France, Ligue 1 has not even resumed unlike other major championships, especially in Italy, Spain, Germany or England. For its part, Euro 2020 will take place from June 11 to July 11, 2021 in 12 European host cities.

In 2019, Argentinian Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona won the Ballon d’Or ahead of Virgil van Djik, Liverpool defender, and Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus.



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