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WHEN IS THE 2021 BALLON D’OR AND WHO IS NOMINATED? LIONEL MESSI, ROBERT LEWANDOWSKI, JORGINHO FAVOURITES

The winners of the 2021 Ballon d'Or awards are set to be announced in November, with Lionel Messi bidding to win the men's prize for a record-extending seventh time. Robert Lewandowski is his main rival, while Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas and Chelsea’s Sam Kerr look to be the favourites for the women's Ballon d'Or.

The 2021 men’s Ballon d’Or winner will be announced later this month. With Lionel Messi, Robert Lewandowski and Jorginho the front-runners to win the award.

The ceremony was not held last year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. and it looks a close race to decide this year’s winner. The women’s Ballon d’Or will also be held for the third time, with Barcelona’s Alexia Putellas and Chelsea’s Sam Kerr among the favourites.

Here’s all you need to know about the ceremony, the favourites, and how to follow…

WHEN IS THE 2021 BALLON D'OR CEREMONY?

The ceremony will take place in Paris on November 29, 2021.

HOW CAN I WATCH THE CEREMONY?

You will be able to watch the ceremony on L’Equipe‘s YouTube channel.

HOW DOES THE VOTING WORK?

The initial 30-player shortlist is assembled by an editorial team at France Football magazine. A jury of journalists representing a variety of nations then votes for the players they believe should come in first, second and third.

 

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